Injured Fisherman Medevaced near Martha's Vineyard

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew Medevaced an injured fisherman Saturday afternoon from Muskeget Channel between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

At around 1:30 p.m. the 75-foot fishing vessel “Perception” notified Coast Guard Watchstanders that a crewmember had fallen and sustained injuries.

An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter was already in the air and diverted to assist.

The aircrew arrived on scene and hoisted the fisherman off “Perception” at around 2:15.

The injured fisherman was flown to Hyannis Airport, then taken to Cape Cod Hospital by ambulance.

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