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Watch: Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman off N.J. Coast

The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old man approximately 65 miles off Atlantic City on Sunday.

A crew member aboard the fishing vessel Settler notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay of a 51-year-old man aboard having difficulty breathing.

Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey to respond. Once on scene, the man was hoisted and taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City.

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“The weather on scene was challenging because of the late spring fog, but we train to a level that allowed us to safely hoist the patient and deliver him to the hospital,” said Lt. Maggie Champlin, a pilot aboard the MH-65.

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