Coast Guard medevacs person from fishing boat

From Staff Reports

The Daily Advance

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City assisted in the medevac transport of a 27-year-old crewmember Saturday from a fishing boat about 40 miles east of Chincoteague.

The master of the fishing boat Kirsten Lee contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at 11:15 a.m. Saturday stating a crewmember was suffering from chest pain and needed medical attention, according to a press release issued Saturday night.

Sector watchstanders launched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:40 p.m. hoisted the man and took him Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.

Further details were not immediately available.