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Dec 29, 2012 1:33 PM by KATC

53-year-old Kayaker Medically Evacuated by Coast Guard

Coast Guard crewmembers medically evacuated a 53-year-old woman who was kayaking in the vicinity of Mule Key, Florida Saturday.

Coast Guard sector Key West received notification from a good Samaritan, aboard sailing vessel Danger, of a woman suffering from seizures during a kayaking tour.

A Coast Guard rescue boat was launched to recover the woman and transport her to Station Key West where emergency medical services where waiting.

"Good Samaritans play an important role by acting as the Coast Guard's eyes and ears while on scene," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott W. Fischer, a boatswains mate stationed in Key West, Florida.

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