Coast Guard medevacs sailor from USS Jason Dunham off N.C. coast

The Coast Guard medevaced a sailor from the guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham off the North Carolina coast on Wednesday evening.

USS Jason Dunham - U.S. Navy Photo

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a crewmember from aboard the USS Jason Dunham off the North Carolina coast Wednesday evening.

At approximately 7 p.m. watchstanders from the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center received a call from the USS Jason Dunham requesting assistance in medevacing a 27-year-old male who had been experiencing chest pains.

An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was diverted from a patrol and arrived on scene at approximately 8 p.m.

The sailor was then flown to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C., arriving at approximately 9:45 p.m.

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