JONESPORT — A Coast Guard boat has rescued an injured fisherman who needed medical treatment 12 miles off Jonesport, Maine.

Coast Guard officials say they were alerted Wednesday morning that a 47-year old fisherman aboard the Sandy Rose had severely injured his hand while hauling gear.

A 25-foot Coast Guard boat was launched from Jonesport and retrieved the fishermen, who was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Chief Petty Officer Rob Childress says proper radio equipment aboard the boat helped communication and allowed the Coast Guard to reach the boat quickly.


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