Coast Guard medevacs 69-year-old woman from Ocracoke Island, NC

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopterPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 69-year-old woman from Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Tuesday.

Watchstanders in the 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth were notified by Hyde County Sheriff’s Department that a woman was suffering stroke-like symptoms at Ocracoke Health Center.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, launched at about 11:25 a.m.

The helicopter crew arrived at Ocracoke Island Airport at about 12:05 p.m. The crew hoisted the woman and transported her to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia.

“The crew performed with excellence today,” said Lt. Tyler Monez, aircraft commander of the Jayhawk helicopter crew. “Although we faced inclement weather, our training and risk management enabled us to reach the patient quickly and deliver her to higher care.”

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