Watch: Fisherman Medevaced 60 Miles Off Martha's Vineyard

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The U.S. Coast Guard has released a video of an injured fisherman being Medecaved from a commercial fishing vessel off the Massachusetts coast Friday night.

At approximately 6 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard District One watchstanders received a notification from the crew of the 128-foot commercial fishing vessel Persistence, reporting a 50-year-old crew member displaying stroke-like symptoms and requested assistance.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched at about 7:30 p.m., and safely hoisted the fisherman from the vessel, which was situated about 60 miles southeast of Martha's Vineyard.

USCG said he was transported to Providence Hospital for care.

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(Photo: USGS 1st Div. Northeast)

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