Posted by: Drew | August 8, 2009

Coast Guard crew medevacs 1 near Manasquan, N.J.

MANASQUAN, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old man who was experiencing chest pains aboard a 21-foot boat 10 miles east of Shark River Inlet Saturday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 12:03 p.m. from a member of Sea Tow reporting a person aboard a disabled 21-foot boat is experiencing chest pains.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan, N.J., arrived on scene and began towing the boat with the man aboard to Shark River, N.J. The man reported his condition was progressing worse then initially reported and the rescue boat crew dropped the tow and transferred the man aboard their boat. The rescue boat crew transported the man to Coast Guard Station Shark River and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

A Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew from Avon, N.J., towed the 21-foot boat to Avon.

“If people are having an emergency on the water, they should feel free to call us right away,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Lou Keating, a crew member of Coast Guard Station Manasquan.

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