WATCH Coast Guard Hoist Fisherman Off Nantucket
The U.S. Coast Guard was at it again this past Sunday, saving another injured fisherman far off the coast of New England.
At 3:30 a.m. the Coast Guard in the Boston area took a call for help from the crew of the commercial fishing vessel Furious, which was approximately 60 miles off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.
The 41 year-old crew member of the Furious had severely injured his hand and needed emergency transport back to the mainland for medical attention.
At that point in time, a U.S. Coast Guard Station MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched to the scene, where the fisherman was safely hoisted aboard the Jayhawk, and then flown to the shore. He was then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of his injury.
In the video taken by Petty Officer 3rd Class Briana Carter, you can watch as the Jayhawk helicopter churns overhead of the fishing vessel Furious while lowering a rescue basket. The fisherman, who had already been given some sort of medical attention for his injured arm or hand and wearing a weather suit of some sort is then hoisted up to the helicopter.
The rescue looked almost effortless, and we're sure it was as maneuvers like this are practiced continuously by the United States Coast Guard.
This is the third publicized rescue this month by the Coast Guard. On Sunday, March 15th, they hoisted another fisherman who was experiencing chest pains 35 miles off the coast of Nantucket. On Tuesday night, March 2nd, the U.S. Coast Guard worked alongside their Canadian counterparts to hoist 31 fishermen from a sinking vessel some 130 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia.