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.

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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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    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.

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