A 24-year-old fisherman who became ill while fishing about 115 miles east of Provincetown was rescued by Coast Guard from Air Station Cape Cod.

The captain of the 88-foot fishing vessel Athena contacted the Coast Guard at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday about the condition of his crew member. Once the helicopter crew arrived on the scene at 4:15 p.m., they hoisted the ill man from the boat, onto the helicopter and flew him to Barnstable Muncipal Airport in Hyannis. He was then transferred to Cape Cod Hospital.

“It was a complex hoist due to darkness and the configuration of the boats rigging,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Headley, one of the crew members who rescued the fisherman.

The fisherman was stable at the time of the transfer.


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