Coast Guard airlifts 2 Japanese fisherman from Midway

Courtesy: Coast Guard
Courtesy: Coast Guard

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Japanese fisherman has been released from the hospital thanks to a Coast Guard rescue mission.

The Coast Guard Hercules crews picked up two sick 19-year-old men aboard a Japanese fishing boat near Midway Island Wednesday and flew them to safety on Oahu.

The fishermen were then taken to Kuakini Medical Center, where one is still recovering.

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