Coast Guard medevacs Navy sailor off Virginia

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard transported an injured sailor to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Wednesday from a Navy ship 13 miles east of Virginia Beach.

Navy Second Fleet personnel contacted Coast Guard watchstanders in Portsmouth at about 5 p.m. requesting a medevac for a sailor with lacerations aboard the USS Ashland (LSD48).

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., launched a rescue helicopter crew to hoist the sailor. He was taken to the medical center for treatment.

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