Coast Guard Medevacs Injured Cargo Tanker Crewmember

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City medevaced a crewmember from a cargo tanker 87 miles northeast of Oregon Inlet, N.C. this evening.

Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector North Carolina received a call from the 600-foot cargo tanker Navig8 Faith at 6:57 p.m. today reporting that one of their crewmembers was injured and in need of assistance.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was deployed to the scene from Air Station Elizabeth City.

The injured crewmember was hoisted aboard and transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was turned over to awaiting EMS personnel for treatment.

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