Boaters reportedly rescued off Ocean City by the Coast Guard, officials say
Two boaters were reportedly rescued by the Coast Guard in two separate cases off Ocean City on Thursday afternoon.
According to officials around 12:30PM, watch standers at Coast Guard sector Maryland-National Capital Region got notification from the 90-foot vessel instigator of a 64-year-old man suffering from a possible heart attack.
Officials say a coast guard air station in Elizabeth City, NC, MH-60 aircrew was taken away from training to meet with the vessel about 45 miles off Ocean City. Around 1:30PM, the aircrew reportedly lifted the man from the vessel, and brought him to Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury in stable condition.
According to officials, Sector Maryland -NCR watch standers got a second radio call at 12:40PM from the fishing vessel Nordic Pride of a passenger experiencing pain near his kidneys since 2AM.
A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ocean City, with Ocean City EMS aboard, was reportedly launched, and around 2:24PM, the boat crew reportedly arrived at the vessel’s location 17 miles off Ocean City. Officials say, the boater was reportedly brought aboard and taken back to the Coast Guard station, and taken to awaiting EMS in reported stable condition.
Chief Petty Officer Matthew Simmons, command duty officer, Sector Maryland NCR says “It was great to see this level of teamwork within the Sector Maryland-NCR command center, working with our watch team while they managed multiple cases, both requiring extensive logistics and unit responses was impressive. Their efforts were instrumental in getting these two patients safely and expeditiously evacuated and transported to the proper medical facilities.”