Coast Guard medevacs man suffering from seizure near Virginia Beach, Va.

Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat - Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones)

Coast Guard Station Little Creek 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 3rd. Class Mark Jones

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard Station Little Creek crew medevaced a man with multiple sclerosis suffering from a seizure on a boat near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Saturday afternoon.

At 12:29 p.m., someone aboard a 23-foot Boston Whaler, the Miss Joe, called out for assistance on VHF-FM channel 16. The call was relayed to the Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads command center, at which time a Station Little Creek crew was diverted to the location due to their close proximity.

The Station Little Creek boat crew arrived on scene, transferred the man aboard and delivered him to Bubba’s Marina in Lynnhaven, where they were met by EMS personnel. The man was taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital for treatment. The man’s current condition is unknown.

“Station Little Creek responded very quickly and they were on scene within 15 minutes,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Gainey, a search and rescue controller at the Sector Hampton Roads command center. “They were met by Virginia Beach Fire Boat One, who transferred two medical personnel to provide assistance in stabilizing the man and providing a quick assessment.”

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