Coast Guard transports ill man from fishing boat

CLEVELAND – U.S Coast Guard Station Marblehead medically evacuated a 64-year-old male experiencing symptoms of faint from a 70-foot fishing vessel just east of Pelee Island at approximately 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

“He was having shortness of breath, looked kind of clammy — so we took him in,” said Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Christopher Channels.

Channels and his 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement (SPC-LE) crew transferred the man to awaiting Emergency Medial Services on shore in Kingston, Ontario.

The man was in stable condition upon transfer to a hospital in Leamington, Ontario.

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