Coast Guard rescues fisherman experiencing chest pain off a SC coast

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)– According to the Coast Guard, overnight, they received a distress call from a commercial fishing vessel.

The vessel was about 80 miles southeast off Charleston’s coast

One crew member experienced chest pain requiring medical evacuation.

A chopper was dispatched out of Charleston Executive Airport to the vessel and brought the fisherman back to the airport.

Were told the fisherman is now at an area hospital.

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