Fisherman rescued off San Diego by Coast Guard chopper

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A Coast Guard helicopter returns to San Diego after rescuing a 71-year-old man suffering from a possible heart attack. (U.S. Coast Guard)

SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew a 71-year-old man to a San Diego hospital Tuesday after he suffered a possible heart attack on a fishing boat 30 miles off San Diego.

The man was aboard the 56-foot commercial fishing boat Seeker when he collapsed, injuring himself just before noon, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Coast Guard dispatches an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from San Diego after receiving a mayday call from the Seeker. It hoisted the man aboard flew him to San Diego for emergency medical care.

The man’s identity and condition were not immediately available.

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