A U.S. Coast Guard crew transported an 18-year-old man to shore after he fell from a lobster boat off the coast of Lambert’s Cove on Wednesday morning.
The man’s leg became entangled in a line and was pulled overboard, said the Coast Guard, who were notified of the incident at approximately 11:35 a.m. The man spent approximately two minutes underwater and was unresponsive when crewmembers aboard the Fairhaven-based Helen Irene vessel recovered him.
The crew administered CPR and revived the man.
The Coast Guard dispatched a 25-foot response boat and transported the man and his crew to the Woods Hole station. He was then taken to Falmouth Hospital. His condition is unknown.
“Having someone on board who knew CPR may have saved this man’s life,” said search and rescue controller Petty Officer 1st Class Carson Russell.