Coast Guard medevacs 35-year-old man off Bermuda coast

Coast Guard medevacs 35-year-old man off Bermuda coast

Credit: US Coast Guard

Coast Guard medevacs 35-year-old man off Bermuda coast

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

PORTSMOUTH -- The Coast Guard medevaced a 35-year-old man Tuesday morning who was suffering from injuries after falling off the fourth deck of his vessel.

The captain of the Finesse, a 455-foot ship, contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders at approximately 4 p.m. Monday reporting a member aboard the Finesse suffered head trauma and a possible broken leg and arm.

Fifth District Command Center watchstanders dispatched crews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, hoisted the man into the helicopter and took him to King Edward Memorial Hospital in Bermuda.

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