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Coast Guard Boat Crew Medevacs Man Near Ocean City Inlet

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was reportedly suffering from a heart attack on a charter boat near the Ocean City inlet Wednesday morning.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard station in Ocean City received a distress call from a person aboard the "Judith M" charter boat around 9:40 a.m. The person reported that a man was suffering from chest pains and was being assisted by a nurse on board.

Once on scene, the Coast Guard crew transported the man by boat to the Coast Guard station to meet an awaiting ambulance. 

The distress call came via VHF-FM radio Channel 16, which can be heard by anyone nearby, according to Petty Officer 3rd Class Zackary Schultz, who was the coxswain during the rescue.

"That is how we were able to communicate and make it on scene," Schultz said. "Understanding how your VHF radio works and using it in times of distress can save your life and get help to you as soon as possible."

 

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