An injured fisherman was rescued off of Martha’s Vineyard and taken to a hospital on Friday night, officials said.

Coast Guard members responding to a call from the crew of a commercial fishing vessel around 6 p.m. were told that a 50-year-old fisherman was experiencing stroke-like symptoms, according to officials.

A Jayhawk helicopter was used to safely hoist the fisherman to safety at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Coast Guard said.

The fisherman was taken to Providence Hospital for additional care.

No additional information was immediately released.


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