Coast Guard comes to aid of injured fisherman
A fisherman who broke his fingers while working at sea off the coast of Shanghai on late Tuesday afternoon has been rescued by the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard got in contact with the fishing boat at 6pm on Tuesday after receiving a report of the fisherman's injuries. They told crew members to sail their boat closer to the coast where it could be intercepted by rescuers.
By 11pm, it became apparent that the boat was not using its automatic identification system, which prevented rescuers from locating the vessel until about 4am on Wednesday morning, according to the Coast Guard.
On the Coast Guard boat, medics dressed the wounds of the injured fisherman, who had broken part of his ring finger and little finger on his right hand, and then transported him to a hospital.
The Coast Guard in Shanghai says they handled nine such sea rescue cases last year.
Injuries, sudden illness and boat breakdowns are some of the most frequent events which lead people to call for sea-bound rescue, according to the Coast Guard.