Coast Guard medevacs crewman from boat near Wachapreague, Va.

5th Coast Guard District NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard assisted with a medevac of a man who was reported as being unconscious aboard a fishing vessel approximately 3 miles east of Wachapreague, Va., Tuesday.

A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel John S. Dempster Jr. called Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 5 a.m., stating that a crewmember had passed out during breakfast.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Wachapreague, Va., launched with local EMS aboard and transferred the man aboard to transport him to waiting EMS at the station.

The man was transported from station Wachapreague to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Va.

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