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.