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Coast Guard medevacs 29-year-old man from fishing vessel near Oahu

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 29-year-old man suffering chest pains approximately 92 miles southwest of Oahu, Sunday.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point safely hoisted the man from the fishing vessel, Lady Karen at 7:21 a.m., and transferred him to Queens Medical Center in Honolulu at 8:03 a.m.

The crew aboard the Lady Karen contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu at 5:25 p.m., Friday, regarding medical assistance for an ailing crewmember with a heart condition.

The man's condition continued to worsen and the Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended a medevac based on the reported symptoms.

Once the vessel was within range the medevac was conducted. 

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