Coast Guard medevacs man 67 miles northeast of Cape Charles, Va.

A rescue swimmer from Air Station Elizabeth City drops from an MH-60 Jayhawk on Aug. 26, 2015. The helicopter crew deployed to rescue a man suffering chest pains and trouble breathing 67 miles northeast of Cape Charles, Va.

A rescue swimmer from Air Station Elizabeth City drops from an MH-60 Jayhawk on Aug. 26, 2015. 

CAPE CHARLES, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a man Wednesday northeast of Cape Charles.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received a distress call stating a man aboard the 54-foot fishing vessel Cassandra was experiencing intense pain and difficulty breathing.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The helicopter crew deployed a rescue swimmer and then hoisted the man. He was then transported to Norfolk Sentera General Hospital in Norfolk.

The helicopter crew returned to Air Station Elizabeth City after the rescue. There is no further information on the patient.

“Our crew came together today to get the mission done,” said Lt. Christian G. Gintyrapp, pilot and flight commander for the rescue. “The precision work of our flight mechanic and rescue swimmer working in unison helped to make the mission an overwhelming success.”

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