BOSTON (CBS) — An injured fisherman was rescued by the Coast Guard 60 miles southeast of Martha’s Vineyard Friday evening. The Coast Guard said around 6 p.m. they were notified that a 50-year-old crewmember was having stroke-like symptoms on the commercial fishing boat Persistence.

A Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was sent to retrieve the man. They reached him at about 7:30 p.m.

A fisherman with stroke-like symptoms was rescued by the Coast Guard Friday night (Photo Via U.S. Coast Guard)

He was taken to Providence Hospital to be treated.


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