Coast Guard medevacs injured boater 35 miles offshore

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year-old at approximately 5 p.m. Saturday from the sailing vessel Reindeer about 35 miles east of Cape Charles.

A crewmember aboard the Reindeer contacted Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders at 3:55 p.m. reporting a crewmember had sustained a head injury and in need of medical assistance, and the watchstanders dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to conduct the medevac.

When the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene, they hoisted the man into the helicopter and took him to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk.

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