Coast Guard Medevacs Navy sailor from USS Gettysburg

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 24-year-old female Thursday aboard a ship 34 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.

The Coast Guard received a call at 6:30 a.m. from a member of the Navy Second Fleet Command requesting the medevac of a crewmember aboard the USS Gettysburg.

A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., arrived on scene.

The aircrew hoisted the woman aboard their helicopter and transported her to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for treatment.

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