USCG Photo by Chief Petty Officer Robert Paulino/The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 74-year-old man who was experiencing heart attack-like symptoms while boating in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near Brigantine, June 30.

BRIGANTINE – Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay command center received a relayed 911 call from New Jersey State Police Department dispatch regarding a 74-year-old man aboard a 17-foot Carolina skiff who was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack and needed immediate medical attention.

Sector Delaware Bay issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast over Channel 16, and launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, to respond.

Once on scene, the boatcrew safely transferred the man onto the RBS, and transported him back to Coast Guard Station Atlantic City, where emergency medical personnel were awaiting his arrival.

He was transported to a local hospital to receive further medial care.

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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