A man was airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard to a hospital after being struck in the head aboard a fishing trawler about 30 miles south of Shinnecock Inlet on Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
The identity of the man, 34, was not released. The extent of his injuries and condition were not immediately known.
The Coast Guard said the crew of the Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot patrol boat, were notified at about 8 p.m. Monday that the crew member on the trawler Cameron Scott, which records indicate is based in Hampton, Virginia, had suffered a head injury after being struck with “a heavy cable” earlier in the day. The Shrike launched a boat with two trained EMS personnel who were able to board the Cameron Scott at about 8:30 p.m. to render assistance.
After a medevac helicopter was requested, the Coast Guard said, an MH-60 Jayhawk was sent to the scene from Air Station Cape Cod, reaching the Cameron Scott at about 10 p.m.
The injured crew member was then hoisted to the chopper and transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.