The rescue approximately 160 miles east of Boston aboard a boat made right here in Maine happened early this past Thursday.

The 72-foot commercial fishing vessel Jennifer Anne, a boat made In East Boothbay back in 1986, was at sea Thursday morning when a 35-year-old crew member fell overboard.  Fortunately, he was recovered by the other crew members from the water, but was experiencing hypothermia-like conditions and had minor lacerations.

At 3:30 Thursday morning, U.S. Coast Guard District One was informed by the crew members of the FV Jennifer Anne that help was needed, and a Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew were both launched.

With seas at 3 to 5 feet and winds blowing at approximately 15 knots, the Coast Guard helicopter crew safely hoisted the fisherman aboard at approximately 6:51 a.m.

Watch as a Coast Guardsmen was lowered down to the bouncing boat, which seemed like a moving target.  The injured fisherman is then hoisted up in a basket, which is then pulled inside the hovering aircraft.

While initially observing his new surroundings inside the helicopter while holding what looks to be an injured arm, the injured fisherman looks around with a dazed look on his face. Hey, who wouldn't after all that he had experienced over the past few hours?

The injured fisherman was then eventually taken back to the mainland by the U.S. Coast Guard and then transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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