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Coast Guard Springs into Action, Rescues Injured Boater off Delaware Coast

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    Video shows a rescue on the Delaware Bay, about 35 miles from Fenwick Island in Delaware, where members of the Philadelphia Coast Guard were called to help a man on a commercial fishing boat Tuesday after he suffered a puncture wound. (Published Friday, Aug. 21, 2015)

    The Coast Guard released dramatic video of a rescue of a man who was injured aboard a commercial fishing boat on the Delaware Bay.

    Members of the Philadelphia Coast Guard received a call from a marine radio about 1:15 p.m. Thursday indicating that a 34-year-old man was injured while working on a commercial fishing vessel.

    The location was about 35 miles east of Fenwick Island, Delaware.

    A Coast Guard helicopter arrived at the scene and lowered a basket onto the boat. Several members of the Coast Guard were also lowered onto the boat.

    The man was hoisted to the helicopter and flown to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, where he received medical attention.

    “Due to the communication between the multiple Coast Guard assets on scene, as well as the fishing vessel having a VHF radio, we were able to get the man the medical attention he needed at the quickest rate possible,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Cinquegrana, an operations specialist at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay.