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Coast Guard rescues man with chest pains

Coast Guard rescues man with chest pains

(Cleveland) — A Coast Guard rescue boat crew performed a medical evacuation Monday morning of a 62-year-old man who reported experiencing chest pains in the vicinity of Cleveland Harbor.

Just after 10:30 a.m., the search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., heard a mayday broadcast on VHF-FM marine radio.

The radio call came from a sailing vessel in the vicinity of Cleveland Harbor and reported the 62-year-old man was experiencing chest pains, excessive sweating, and tingling and numbness in his extremities.

Two rescue boat crews, aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, both from Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor were already underway and arrived within a few minutes.

Once on scene, the crew transferred the man onto the response boat and took him to Clifton Lagoons Marina in Lakewood to meet emergency medical personnel.

The EMS team then transported the man, who was alert and in good condition, to Fairview Hospital.

There were two others aboard the sailing vessel, and they were able to continue their voyage. The man’s name has not been released.

"The fact that they had a marine radio onboard their vessel helped us to assist the man this morning," said Petty Officer 3rd Matthew Whalen, a member of the boatcrew on the RB-M.

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