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Coast Guard rescues fisherman having medical problems

Source: US Coast Guard Source: US Coast Guard
Source: US Coast Guard Source: US Coast Guard
VENICE, LA (WAFB) -

The US Coast Guard said it flew a man from a fishing boat near Venice to a hospital after a call Thursday afternoon that he needed medical assistance.

Officials said the caller reported a 67-year-old man was having chest pain and was going in and out of consciousness.

The Coast Guard said a cutter was dispatched to the man’s location about 30 miles northeast of Venice.

Officials added the man was transferred to the cutter, then a Coast Guard helicopter hoisted him up and flew him to the Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, Mississippi.

The man’s condition is unknown. His name was not released.

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