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.
A good Samaritan on a sailing vessel notified the Coast Guard in Key West, who sent a boat to help the woman. She was taken to a station in Key West, where medical help was available.
The Coast Guard said the good Samaritan’s assistance was vital.
"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 in Key West.