- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LEWES, Del. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued a man who needed medical attention from a fishing boat off Delaware.

After a crew member aboard the Mary Elizabeth alerted authorities that the 49-year-old man needed immediate medical attention on Monday morning, the Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter to the boat about 50 miles off Lewes, Del.

Helicopter pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ian Stal says the crew’s work clearing the deck helped the Coast Guard deploy a rescue swimmer, who assessed the man’s medical condition. The Coast Guard says the man was hoisted aboard the helicopter and taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, N.J.

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