The Coast Guard rescued a 55-year-old man from his fishing boat off the coast of Nantucket at 3 a.m. on Saturday, according to a Coast Guard tweet.
Petty Officer Nicole Groll, a Coast Guard spokeswoman, said the man suffered a medical emergency. She said that she did not know the details of the medical emergency, where the man lived, or the man’s condition.
A rescue crew from Cape Cod Air Station found the man’s fishing boat, a 67-footvessel called “Sassy Girl,” 120 nautical miles off the coast of the island, according to the tweet. A video tweeted by the Coast Guard at noontime showed rescue crew members air-lifting the man on to a helicopter.
#BreakingNews @USCGNortheast Air Station Cape Cod rescue air crews medevacd a 55-year-old fisherman off the 67-ft. fishing boat Sassy Girl, 120 nautical mi. off Nantucket. #SAR #USCG pic.twitter.com/v5eXFUmQsK— USCGNortheast (@USCGNortheast) July 20, 2019
The was transported to Cape Cod Hospital, according to Groll.Mike Kotsopoulos can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.