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Coast Guard takes ill crew member from ship to hospital

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Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 05:54:47-05

   ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A crew member suffering stroke-like symptoms has been transported from a cargo ship off Annapolis.

The U.S. Coast Guard says they launched a crew on a 45-foot boat after receiving a medical emergency request from a Hong Kong-flagged cargo vessel in the Annapolis anchorage.

A Guard crew and two paramedics from Anne Arundel County Fire Department removed a 41-year-old man from the ship. He was brought back to the Guard station and then rushed to a hospital via ambulance.

In a Wednesday statement, Guard seaman Colt Coffman says the vessel maintained good radio communication "which kept us well aware of their location and the situation throughout the medevac."