Coast Guard rescues ill man off North Carolina coast

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – The Coast Guard has rescued an ill man from a fishing boat off the North Carolina coast.

The Coast Guard said in a news release that its Wilmington station received a request for help from a 37-foot sport fishing boat off Corolla on the Outer Banks around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

A helicopter on a training mission diverted to the fishing boat about 35 miles out to sea and picked up the sick man.

He was flown to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia, around 3 p.m. and was reported in stable condition. His name was not released.

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