Coast Guard medevacs injured woman off NC coast

From Staff Reports

The Daily Advance

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard Air Station crew from Elizabeth City medevaced a 72-year-old woman today from a research boat about 300 miles southeast of Norfolk.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received word at about 5:50 p.m. Friday that the woman fell and broke her collar bone aboard the research boat Marcus G. Langseth.

The Coast Guard advised the crew of Marcus G. Langseth to begin making way toward Elizabeth City.

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to medevac the woman and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew for support at about 6 a.m. today.

The helicopter crew arrived at the location of the research boat, hoisted the injured woman and flew her to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.

She was reported in stable condition.

Further details were not immediately available.