Coast Guard Medevacs Navy Sailor Off Virginia Coast


The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday from a Navy vessel off the Virginia coast.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a request for the medevac from watchstanders aboard the USS Barry who reported a 36-year-old crewmember experiencing chest pains at approximately 3 a.m.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was launched from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and arrived on scene approximately 40 miles east of Virginia Beach at about 5:10 a.m.The aircrew lowered a rescue swimmer and a rescue basket, then hoisted the patient to the helicopter.

The man was taken to Portsmouth Naval Hospital where he was last reported in stable condition.

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