Coast Guard Crew Rescues Ailing Man From Fishing Boat

The man have suffered a heart attack aboard the vessel, officials said

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    A U.S. Coast Guard official rescues an ailing man from a fishing boat 30 miles off San Diego on July 15, 2014.

    U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) officials rescued an ailing man from a fishing boat about 30 miles off San Diego Tuesday after the man suffered a possible heart attack aboard the vessel.

    According to USCG officials, a Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew flew to the fishing boat and hoisted the 71-year-old man from the vessel after receiving a distress call around noon.

    Officials said the victim began experiencing heart attack-like symptoms aboard the 56-foot boat and collapsed, suffering an injury. Crews successfully lifted the man from the boat and onto a Coast Guard helicopter.

    By 3 p.m., the man was in San Diego receiving emergency medical care. His name was not released.