AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage's recent health troubles alarmed doctors enough that they summoned a LifeFlight helicopter to transport him to a Bangor hospital.

LePage confirmed to The Associated Press Wednesday that he was transported via LifeFlight, calling it a "nice" ride. But he declined to provide further details and said his medical treatment doesn't impact his ability to serve as governor.

LePage, who's doing fine now, suffered "discomfort" on Aug. 25 while visiting family in New Brunswick, Canada. He was taken by ambulance to Presque Isle and then brought to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

The website Flightaware indicates LifeFlight based at the Bangor hospital was dispatched Aug. 25 to Presque Isle.

LePage took a few days off from work but has been back on the job for about two weeks.

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