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08/10/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/11/2018 00:19

Coast Guard medevacs man with head injury more than 200 miles off Virginia

News Release

Aug. 10, 2018
U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
After Hours: (757) 434-7712
5th District online newsroom

Coast Guard medevacs man with head injury more than 200 miles off Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man with a deep gash on his forehead and fractured foot aboard a cargo ship about 225 miles east of Virginia Beach Friday.

The captain of the Saga Navigator called the Coast Guard at 12:34 p.m. and reported that a crew member had a deep gash with significant blood loss and fractured foot. Coast Guard watchstanders at the 5th District Command Center launched an Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to recover the man. An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew also launched to provide long distance safety and communication support for the helicopter crew.

The man was taken to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital for additional care.

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