VIDEO: Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat off Virginia Beach coast

VIDEO: Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat off Virginia Beach coast

Credit: USCG

VIDEO: Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat off Virginia Beach coast

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 5:37 PM

PORTSMOUTH -- The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Friday from a sailboat 127 miles east of Virginia Beach.

A crewman aboard the 37-foot sailboat Bad Cat contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders via a satellite phone at about 12:30 p.m. to report the captain of the vessel was suffering from a skin infection.

District watchstanders launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to assist.

The aircrews arrived on scene at approximately 2:15 p.m. The man was hoisted aboard the helicopter and transferred to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital personnel at approximately 3:10 p.m.
 

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