Coast Guard air lifts man to Honolulu from remote Pacific atoll - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Coast Guard air lifts man to Honolulu from remote Pacific atoll

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Honolulu based Coast Guard crew rescued a 74-year-old man who was experiencing a medical emergency on his 63-foot personal vessel near a remote Pacific atoll.  

The crew landed in Honolulu on Tuesday afternoon. The man who was rescued, James Hickman of San Antonio, suffered signs of heart complications while on a vessel near the Palmyra Atoll Sunday. 

Crews received the call for assistance and responded promptly. Upon landing in Honolulu, the man was transported to The Queen's Medical Center. 

The man rescued is in stable condition. 

The Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu is responsible for search and rescue efforts across some 12.2 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean, which include the main Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.  

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