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

    PORTSMOUTH, VA, UNITED STATES

    03.06.2013

    Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill 

    U.S. Coast Guard District 5

    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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    Date Taken: 03.06.2013
    Date Posted: 03.07.2013 13:30
    Story ID: 103074
    Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA, US 
    Hometown: ELIZABETH CITY, NC, US

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