Coast Guard medevacs boater near Tangier Island, Va.

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard NewsBALTIMORE — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man after the boat he was aboard allided with a day beacon in the Chesapeake Bay near Tangier Island, Va., Friday.

The man contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders at approximately 10:15 p.m., Friday reporting he had allided with an object in the water near Tangier Island and had injuries to himself and the other man aboard, who was unresponsive.

The man was able to moor the boat at a marina on Tangier Island. Accomack County emergency medical technicians arrived on scene and were able to give aid to the man and perform CPR on the other man, who was later pronounced dead.

A boatcrew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Md., medevaced the 37-year-old man from Tangier Island to Crisfield and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

He was taken to McCready Memorial Hospital in Crisfield for treatment.

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