Man Rescued On Lake Superior By U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City

A man is recovering after a rescue from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City on Lake Superior.

It happened Sunday when they got a call of a 43-year-old man having symptoms of a heart attack on a freighter.

The coast guard conducted a medevac hoist off of the ship.

The man was able to get in and out of the basket by himself but it would have taken several hours for the freighter to reach the port and have the man taken to the hospital if it wasn’t for the Coast Guard.

“He was exhibiting symptoms of heart attack and our flight surgeon did say they wanted to do a urgent medevac off of the vessel,” said Lieutenant Erik Oredson. “They were about 50 miles out to sea in Lake Superior and making way towards land in case we couldn’t get there but it would’ve taken them quite a few more hours to reach port.”

The man was taken to a hospital in Marquette to be treated.