The Coast Guard in Boston was notified Tuesday, July 12 by the crew of the stern trawler CAPTAIN MARK that a crewman required assistance for an arm laceration 54 miles east of Merrimack River. A Coast Guard Station Gloucester rescue boat and crew responded to the call.
Medical personnel assessed the injured crewman, then transferred him to the Coast Guard rescue boat where he was safely taken to Gloucester Harbor. The crew was met at shore by local emergency medical services for transport to a hospital. Due to the laceration and blood loss, officials were worried that the crewman might lose the limb. Published reports do not indicate what caused the laceration, and the fisherman’s condition at this time is unknown.