Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)  – The Coast Guard medevaced a 51-year-old man Monday from a fishing vessel 25 miles southeast of Murrells Inlet.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received a call at 3:45 p.m. from the crew of the Shooting Star, a 42-foot fishing vessel, stating a crewmember was experiencing chest pains.

A Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew launched at 4:28 p.m. and arrived on scene at 5 p.m.

The Dolphin crew hoisted the man and transported him to Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

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