Coast Guard helicopter

Crews from Air Station Atlantic City airlifted a man from a fishing boat Friday night, part of a busy weekend of rescues for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 5th District.

The man experienced symptoms of a heat stroke aboard the fishing boat Linda about 70 miles off Atlantic City. A crew member from Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township said the boat headed back to shore and the rescue was made about 40 miles offshore.

He said they hoisted the man and he was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus.

According to the 5th District public affairs office, stations from North Carolina to New Jersey stayed busy during the holiday weekend, which began Thursday when members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary rescued six people after their 14-foot boat capsized near Philadelphia International Airport.

Among the rescues, six people, including two children, were towed to safety early Friday morning in Philadelphia after their boat became disabled and Coast Guard crews responded.

The Coast Guard recommends those going out on the water wear a life jacket, make sure the vessel they are using is in good working order and let someone know where they are going, as well as avoid alcohol while operating a vessel.

Contact: 609-272-7251 CLowe@pressofac.com Twitter @clairelowe

Staff Writer

I began covering South Jersey in 2008 after graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism. I joined The Press in 2015. In 2013, I was awarded a NJPA award for feature writing as a reporter for The Current of Hamilton Township.

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