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Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from possible heart attack

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 22:48:23-04

A man was rescued by the Coast Guard Tuesday after suffering a possible heart attack. He was approximately 20 miles east of Ocean City and taken to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland. 

The victim, a 68-year-old man, was aboard the vessel Morning Star when he reported symptoms of a possible hear attack around noon. 

A rescue boat crew from Station Ocean City launched with Ocean City Fire and Rescue paramedics aboard. Paramedics stabilized the man and transferred him to the Coast Guard vessel.

"The command center watch, in coordination with Coast Guard Station Ocean City displayed exceptional teamwork and communication skills in their execution of this medevac," said Lt. j.g. Nicholas Phillips, a Sector Maryland-NCR command duty officer. "All involved personnel acted swiftly and decisively and were able to ensure the patient received immediate medical attention."