Fisherman hurt on boat



EASTPORT — A fisherman was injured aboard the 35-foot fishing vessel Latta II Monday near Eastport, according to a Coast Guard report.

Watchstanders at CG Sector Northern New England’s command center received a call via VHF-16 radio at 4:20 p.m. from the captain of Latta II reporting that one of his crewmembers had sustained injuries to his left hand while operating a winch.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew launched from Eastport and arrived on the scene at 4:49 p.m. and took the man aboard.

At 5:02 p.m., the Coast Guard crew transferred the patient to waiting personnel from the Washington County Emergency Medical Service Authority at a pier in Deep Cove on Moose Island.

“Time is of the essence during a medevac,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessie Johnson said. “The station crew was on scene quickly, and with EMS standing by at the pier, they were able to transfer care.”

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