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PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Friday from a sailboat 127 miles east of Virginia Beach. A crewman aboard the 37-foot sailboat Bad Cat contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders via a satellite phone at approximately 12:24 p.m. to report the captain of the vessel was suffering from a skin infection. District watchstanders launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to assist. The aircrews arrived on scene at approximately 2:15 p.m. The man was hoisted aboard the helicopter and transferred to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital personnel at approximately 3:10 p.m.


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This work, COAST GUARD MEDEVACS MAN 127 MILES EAST OF VIRGINIA BEACH, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.20.2014

Date Posted:06.20.2014 5:28PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:344894

VIRIN:140620-G-ZZ999-010

Filename:DOD_101755349

Length:00:00:57

Location:VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, USGlobe

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