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    Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms

    Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from heart attack symptoms

    Courtesy Photo | A Coast Guard aircrew medevacs a man experiencing symptoms of a heart attack aboard a...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann 

    U.S. Coast Guard District 5   

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard aircrew medevaced a 57-year-old man reportedly suffering from symptoms of a heart attack approximately 18 miles northeast of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Wednesday.

    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the initial report at approximately 2 p.m. from the captain of the 75-foot fishing vessel Rudee Mariner, stating that a member aboard the ship was experiencing heart attack symptoms.

    Coast Guard Sector Virginia’s Command Center issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Little Creek and an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A boatcrew from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also responded to the scene.

    The man was hoisted aboard the rescue helicopter by the Coast Guard aircrew and transported to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia for medical care.




    Date Taken: 12.01.2021
    Date Posted: 12.01.2021 18:03
    Story ID: 410279
    Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, US 

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