Coast Guard medevacs man in Mobjack Bay, VA

29 New LondonMILFORD HAVEN, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Wednesday off a 37-foot sailboat in Mobjack Bay after he reported he was having chest pains.

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders received notification at approximately 6 p.m. on Wednesday that a 46-year-old man needed a medevac off the sailboat Faro. 

Coast Guard Station Milford Haven launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew and arrived on scene at approximately 7:15 p.m. The boat crew transferred the man to Severn River Marina where local EMS was waiting to take him to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester.

“Thanks to our crew’s constant training and familiarity with the local waterways we were able to get him the medical attention he needed,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Shapiro, officer on duty at Station Milford Haven.

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