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News: Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo ship 200 miles east of Chesapeake Bay

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Wednesday from the 780-foot cargo ship Horizon Trader approximately 200 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay.

A ship's representative contacted Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders at 2:20 p.m. reporting a man sustained injuries to his chest resulting from a fall and requested the man be medevaced.

District watchstanders dispatched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 4:30 p.m., hoisted the man into the aircraft and took him to Sentara Norfolk General hospital.


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This work, Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo ship 200 miles east of Chesapeake Bay, by PO1 Brandyn Hill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.06.2013

Date Posted:03.07.2013 13:19

Location:PORTSMOUTH, VA, USGlobe

Hometown:ELIZABETH CITY, NC, US

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