Coast Guard Station Cape Charles medevacs 68-year-old man from boat near Cape Charles

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Wednesday from the 200-foot fishing vessel Tidelands approximately five miles northeast of Great Machipongo Inlet near Cape Charles.

A crewmember aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 3 p.m., stating the man had possibly suffered an injury to his hand.

Watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles to assist.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene, transferred him aboard the Coast Guard boat and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles.

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