Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard Station Little Creek boat crew along with a Hampton Fire Rescue EMT medically evacuated a 92-year-old man from the cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas near Sewells Point in Chesapeake Bay Saturday afternoon.

The cruise ship contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at 5:07 p.m. requesting a medevac for the man due to a broken hip. A Coast Guard flight surgeon concurred with the decision and the Station Little Creek’s 45-foot rescue boat crew was deployed.

They returned to Station Little Creek and transferred the man to Virginia Beach EMS.

The man is reported to be in good condition at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

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