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Fisherman Dies After Heart Attack on Boat Off Montauk

Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:57

A man in his 50s died after he suffered a heart attack while on a fishing boat near Montauk Point on Sunday afternoon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received word at about 4:10 p.m. that a man aboard the Blackhawk, a charter fishing boat based in Niantic, Conn., was experiencing chest pains and was in and out of consciousness, the Coast Guard said.

The command center briefed the flight surgeon, who approved a medical evacuation and launched a rescue crew from Station Montauk aboard a 47-foot motor life boat. Personnel from the Montauk Fire Department were also on board the boat, launched from Star Island. 

Meanwhile, the man, a customer aboard the Blackhawk, went into cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was being performed on board the fishing vessel. The crew reached the Blackhawk, about two nautical miles north of Montauk Point, at about 4:40 p.m.

The man was taken back to Coast Guard Station Montauk where a Montauk Fire Department ambulance was waiting. The ambulance transported him to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The patient's name was not released. 

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