U.S. coast guard evacuates cargo ship crew member to Charleston

U.S. coast guard evacuates cargo ship crew member to Charleston
Coast Guard officials rescued the people Thursday morning, (Source: U.S. Coast Guard Southeast)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A man was evacuated from a cargo ship 19 miles east of Charleston Sunday night.

Coast Guard station Charleston sent a 45-foot boat to the Pacific Pearl cargo ship at 6 p.m. Sunday night and arrived at 8:53 p.m., according to officials.

He was found to have high blood pressure and was transferred back to Charleston for a waiting EMS vehicle, officials said.

The man was reported to be in stable condition.

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