A 43-year-old fisherman was flown by medivac helicopter to a Maryland hospital after he experienced medical issues while fishing 75 miles southeast of Cape May, the Coast Guard said in a press release Thursday.

The man was fishing with three other people aboard the 80-foot fishing boat "Starbrite" when he started experiencing difficulty breathing and numbness of his extremities, the Cost Guard said in a press release. Watchstanders in Philadelphia received the initial reports around 8:30 a.m. and dispatched a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City around 11 a.m.

"The helicopter crew hoisted the man and transferred him to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland," the Coast Guard press release stated. "A C-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, also responded to the case."

Toniann Antonelli is the digital managing editor for news at NJ 101.5. Reach her at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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