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Injured man on container ship rescued by Coast Guard

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – An injured man on a container ship 78 miles off the South Carolina coast had to be hoisted off the ship by a Coast Guard crew on Thursday.

A Coast Guard flight surgeon advised the ship to let Guardsmen MedEvac the wounded man after watchstanders in the Sector Charleston command center were notified.

Officials said the crewman's eye was injured while he was working aboard the ship Northern Dexterity.

A Charleston helicopter crew flew to the ship, hoisted the man and transported him to the Medical University of South Carolina for further treatment.

He was in stable condition at the time of the transfer, officials said.

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