Coast Guard Rescues Man From Fishing Ship Dozens of Miles off Montauk

The Coast Guard rescued a man who was suffering a medical emergency on a ship 65 miles south of eastern Long Island.

The 47-year-old man was lifted from the deck of the Braedon Michael after the fishing vessel contacted the Coast Guard around 8:30 a.m. Friday for help with a crewmember who was experiencing flu-like symptoms and was in and out of consciousness.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter launched from an air station in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and arrived at the ship about an hour later, where it swooped in and rushed the man to a local medical center.

His condition wasn't immediately known Friday night. 

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