Coast Guard medevacs 29-year-old man from tanker 10 miles off Virginia coast

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 29-year-old man Friday from a tanker approximately 10 miles east of Fort Story.

The captain of the 355-foot tanker Asphalt Sailor contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM at approximately 5:30 p.m. reporting a crewmember was suffering from abdominal pain and in need of assistance.

Sector watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Coast Guard Station Little Creek to assist.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene at approximately 6:50 p.m., transferred the man aboard their boat and took him to Virginia Beach Fishing Center in Rudee Inlet, where he was met by an awaiting ambulance crew and taken to Virginia Beach General Hospital in stable condition.

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