Dramatic USCG Medevac Rescue of Injured Crewmember Near Massachusetts

Cape Cod Today reported on July 1 that the US Coast Guard performed a very difficult medical evacuation of a 50-year-old crewmember from the OCEAN PROWLER fishing vessel after the man was reportedly suffering from chest pains and had been going in and out of consciousness for 15 minutes. The rescue was complicated by heavy fog and high seas, which aircraft commander Lieutenant Adam Davenport said resulted in 50-yard visibility from 3,500 feet to the surface of the water. The OCEAN PROWLER was approximately 60 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the crewmember was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

Davenport told Cape Cod Today that this was the Coast Guard’s fifth hoist from the OCEAN PROWLER. “Communication was key,” Davenport said. “I am proud of the crew, everyone was on the same page giving input and being heard, especially Petty Officer Joseph Ivy, who’s first operational hoist saved a life tonight.”

In representing maritime injury and drowning victims, the Jones Act lawyers at Latti & Anderson LLP work with experts who are retired Coast Guard personnel and doctors. Workers who sustain catastrophic injuries while on the water not only need immediate medical attention, but they also deserve compensation for the medial bills, lost wages and other financial hardships that can result from the injuries. Over the past half-century, our Jones Act attorneys have helped obtain compensation for thousands of crewmembers and their families who have had their lives dramatically altered by brain, back or amputation injuries. We represent clients throughout New England and nationwide, and you can contact our firm at (800) 392-6072 to set up a free consultation or enter your information in the form on this page to let our Boston maritime trial lawyers review your case.

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