Kayaker Who Had Medical Emergency Rescued by Coast Guard off Fla. Keys

The 53-year-old woman, whose name wasn’t released, began having seizures during a kayaking tour near Mule Key, the Coast Guard said.

By Juan Ortega
|  Saturday, Dec 29, 2012  |  Updated 2:24 PM EDT
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The Coast Guard on Saturday came to the aid of a South Florida kayaker who suffered a medical emergency off the Florida Keys.

The 53-year-old woman, whose name wasn’t released, began having seizures during a kayaking tour near Mule Key, the Coast Guard said.

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