Heroes: Coast Guard Rescues Montauk Man Who Loses Finger at Sea

Just in case you need to be reminded how dangerous of a life young men lead in order for you to be able to have your fresh seafood dinner while you dine in the Hamptons

The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 23-year-old man Wednesday after he severed his middle finger while working with fishing gear aboard the 52-foot fishing vessel Sea Smoke on April 10.

The Coast Guard received a report from the vessel at approximately 12:45 p.m. that a crewmember from Montauk was injured and that the vessel was 39-miles southeast of Montauk Point. A Coast Guard flight surgeon was consulted and he recommended the patient be transported off the vessel for immediate medical attention.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts safely hoisted and transferred the man to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport. He is reported to be alert and in stable condition.

“With the help of our Coast Guard aircraft from Air Station Cape Cod, we were able to respond quickly and get the injured mariner the necessary medical attention,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Russell Wolfe, a member of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound.

Support your local fishermen folks. They deserve your respect.

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