Fisherman suffers heart attack 110 miles off San Diego coast

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN DIEGO — A fisherman on a charter boat about 110 miles southeast of Point Loma Sunday was airlifted to San Diego by the U.S. Coast Guard.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said it sent a helicopter to the boat around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The crew of the sportfishing boat Searcher called the Coast Guard after the man, 43, showed symptoms of a heart attack.

He was taken to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, the Coast Guard spokesperson said. His name and subsequent medical condition are private under federal law.

Watch video of the Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisting the man off the boat: