- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - The Coast Guard says it transported an injured crew member from a cargo ship 9 miles south of Newport.

The Coast Guard Station Castle Hill in Rhode Island says that at about 3 p.m. Thursday, the crew of the cargo ship Cougar Ace notified Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England that a crewmember had an electrical burn to his right hand.

A Coast Guard crew brought the injured crewman aboard and took him to emergency medical personnel. The unidentified 48-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Newport Hospital.

The Coast Guard says his condition is unknown.


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