Coast Guard rescues man near Atlantic City

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
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The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday from a fishing vessel approximately 60 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

ATLANTIC CITY (WPVI) -- The Coast Guard rescued a man from a fishing vessel near Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The crew of the vessel Jeffrey Scott alerted the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday of a 57-year-old man experiencing abdominal pain.

Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to assist.

The boat was located approximately 60 miles east of Atlantic City.

The man was hoisted at approximately 6:45 p.m. and transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for care.

"This was a challenging hoist due to the amount of rigging on the boat, but when we got on scene the crew was prepared and extremely helpful," said Lt. Kyle Burke, a pilot on the case, in a statement. "They maintained great communications with us through their VHF radio and everything went very smoothly. I'm so glad we were able to help this man get to the medical attention he needed."