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Man with appendicitis rescued at sea by Coast Guard

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man is recovering after a tricky rescue at sea.

The Coast Guard airlifted a patient suffering from a possible appendicitis aboard a cargo ship about 200 miles from San Diego.

The 27-year-old was hoisted into a medevac helicopter and rushed to the hospital Tuesday night.

Officials say bad weather complicated the rescue, but the man is expected to be OK.

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