Coast Guard Medevacs Man from Fishing Boat Near Cape Henry, VA

Jul 19, 2013 -- 10:25am

The Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old man Thursday from a 74-foot fishing boat approximately 55 miles east of Cape Henry, Virginia.

The captain of the fishing vessel Cookie Monster contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 10:30 a.m., reporting a man aboard his boat was showing signs of a heart attack and requested assistance. Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina to assist.

The Coast Guard crew arrived on scene and hoisted the man aboard the helicopter before taking him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.

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