Coast Guard rescues crewman 10 nautical miles from Nantucket

Man brought by lifeboat to awaiting ambulance in Chatham

A crewman aboard the fishing vessel Mekong was rescued 10 nautical miles east of Nantucket early Sunday, according to a release from the United States Coast Guard.

Watchstanders learned about the ailing crew member around 3 a.m. The 39-year-old man was reportedly suffering from stomach pains and shortness of breath.

A crew aboard a 42' lifeboat was dispatched from the Chatham Coast Guard Station. The crewman was transferred to the lifeboat and transported to the Chatham Fish Pier to an awaiting ambulance crew.  He was then transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, according to the USCG.

The unidentified crewman's condition is unknown. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on