Coast Guard evacuates unconscious man off freighter

HARBOR BEACH, Mich. — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 48-year-old male from the 1,000-foot freighter, American Integrity at approximately 1 p.m. here due to a loss of consciousness.

“The assistant engineer found him in the engine room and he said he was feeling weak before he passed out,” said Lt. j.g. Molly Kilduff, a command center operator for the Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland.

A Coast Guard Air Station Detroit HH-65C Dolphin helicopter airlifted him from the ship near Harbor Beach and transported him to awaiting Emergency Medical Services. He was taken to Bad Axe Hospital.

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