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Coast Guard assists as ailing man is taken off freighter

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel had to evacuate a man from a freighter on western Lake Superior Friday night. According to a Coast Guard press release, 34-year-old Joseph Evans had to be evacuated from the freighter Edward L. Ryerson around 8:15 Friday...

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel had to evacuate a man from a freighter on western Lake Superior Friday night.

According to a Coast Guard press release, 34-year-old Joseph Evans had to be evacuated from the freighter Edward L. Ryerson around 8:15 Friday because of heart trouble.

Evans was taken to Superior, then to St. Luke's in Duluth.

He is in stable condition, according to the release.

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