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Coast Guard rescues sick fisherman off SC

Posted July 21st, 2014 @ 2:36pm by AP photocredit Christian Carollo Shutterstock

The Coast Guard says a helicopter evacuated a sick man from a commercial fishing boat 45 miles east of Bulls Bay late Sunday morning.

The Warrior III sent a distress call around 8:30 a.m. after a fisherman onboard reportedly began suffering from chest pains and stomach problems.

A helicopter took the man to Charleston, where he was taken by an ambulance for further medical treatment.

His name was not released.

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