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Coast Guard medevacs man from ship 48 miles off Virginia Beach Virginia

Coast Guard medevacs man from ship 48 miles off Virginia Beach Virginia_0
Coast Guard medevacs man from ship 48 miles off Virginia Beach Virginia_0

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a ship 48 miles northeast of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday night.

Coast Guard medevacs man from ship 48 miles off Virginia Beach Virginia_1
Coast Guard medevacs man from ship 48 miles off Virginia Beach Virginia_1

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Virginia command center received a report from the captain of the motor vessel Zim Shekou that a member of the ship's crew was was experiencing symptoms of a potential heart attack. Watchstanders consulted with the duty flight surgeon who recommended the medevac.

An Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew was launched along with an Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules aircrew.

The Hercules aircrew provided support while the Jayhawk helicopter aircrew hoisted the man off the ship and transported him to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital.

-USCG-

  • Posted by: viking
  • Date: 29 Apr 2020
  • Category: General
  • Region: USA
  • Comments: 0

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