Coast Guard rescues man in distress on fishing vessel southeast of Murrells Inlet


The Coast Guard rescued a 51-year-old man experiencing chest pains from a fishing vessel 25 miles southeast of Murrells Inlet on Monday, according to a release.

The Coastal Guard Sector Charleston Command Center received a call at 3:45 p.m. about the crew member on the Shooting Star, a 42-foot fishing vessel, the release states.

The Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was deployed at 4:28 p.m. and arrived on scene at 5 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.

The crew hoisted the man and transported him to Georgetown Memorial Hospital for treatment, the release states.

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