Man rescued off container ship by Coast Guard near Key West

MIAMI — A man suffering from abdominal pain was medically evacuated off a container ship by the Coast Guard approximately 20 miles west of Key West, Florida, Sunday night.

Coast Guard Sector Key West command center was notified of a 34-year old man aboard the container ship Horizon Discovery suffering abdominal pain.

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched, arrived on scene and hoisted the individual.

The man was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West where he was transferred in stable condition.

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