The Coast Guard released intense footage on Friday of the rescue of a fisherman who was struggling to breathe aboard a vessel 58 miles southeast of Nantucket earlier this week.
According to The Boston Globethe video was recorded by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Noel and posted on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website used by branches of the military.
“Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk crew medically evacuate a fisherman with difficulty breathing from the fishing vessel Jean Marie, 58 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, February 9, 2022”, the website said, according to the newspaper. “The crew of the Jean Marie requested Coast Guard assistance, reporting that the fisherman had chest congestion and difficulty breathing on board the vessel.”
The video shows a Coast Guard rescuer being lowered from a helicopter to the ship. The fisherman is then hoisted into the helicopter via a metal basket.
This latest rescue comes just a week after the Coast Guard came to the aid of an injured fisherman 90 miles east of Cape Ann on February 3. In this case, the fisherman was aboard the Sea Rambler when he injured his arm in a hatch. gate, Coast Guard officials said.
After receiving a call for help by satellite phone, the Coast Guard dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry fixed-wing aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod for the remove from the boat, according to the World.
A spokeswoman told the newspaper that a rescue swimmer was first deployed and then a basket was lowered to retrieve the fisherman from the boat. The Coast Guard captured the rescue on video and shared some of the footage on Twitter.
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