Coast Guard rescues 1 from aground skiff near Chincoteague, Va.

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — A rescue helicopter crew hoisted a 64-year-old man from a 17-foot skiff that was aground in the vicinity of Chincoteague, Va., Monday.

Rescued was Tony Difulvio.

The Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., took the man to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Va.

Linda Difulvio contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 9 p.m. Sunday, reporting that her husband was in need of assistance.

Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Chincoteague and the Virginia Marine Police launched to assist, but due to surf conditions and water depth, were unable to approach the vessel.

The boatcrews remained on scene until the Jayhawk crew arrived.

There were no reports of injury.

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