Coast Guard medevacs 28-year-old man off ship 20 miles east of Virginia Beach, Va.

60 Elizabeth CityELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old man Saturday from a ship 20 miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received a report at 10:20 a.m. that a man aboard the container ship Maersk Santana suffered burns on his arms and legs.

At  11:16 a.m., a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched to medevac the injured man. The helicopter crew arrived on scene at 11:39 a.m. and transferred the man to the helicopter.

The helicopter crew arrived at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk at 12:26 p.m where the man was transferred to awaiting EMS personnel.

The patient was last reported in stable condition.

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