Man on Portuguese trawler medevaced to St. John's
A crew member on a Portuguese fishing vessel has been airlifted to hospital in St. John's, following a doctor's recommendation.
The Halifax maritime rescue centre says a 21-year-old man was sick onboard the Pascoal Atlantico trawler on Tuesday.
The trawler, located about 540 kilometres east of St. John's, was just inside the maximum range for a Cormorant helicopter. A Gander-based Cormorant was sent to the Grand Banks, and a crew was able to hoist the man aboard.
The helicopter was accompanied by a Hercules plane based in Nova Scotia.
The man arrived at St. John's International Airport around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, and was taken to the Health Sciences Centre.
There's no word on the man's condition.
CCGS Cape Roger also assisted in the rescue.