- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) - A Coast Guard helicopter has plucked an ailing man from a charter vessel about 12 miles off Westport, Washington, and flown him to a hospital at Astoria, Oregon.

A Coast Guard spokesman says the operator of the vessel Tequila Too called for help Wednesday morning, saying a 53-year-old passenger was experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack. The agency sent a helicopter and a small boat crew.

The unidentified man was hoisted aboard the helicopter and flown to Columbia Memorial Hospital. His condition was not known Wednesday evening.

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