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Coast Guard medevac man suffering from heart attack symptoms

Coast Guard medevac man suffering from heart attack symptoms
Archive image: An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina conducts helicopter hoist training off the coast of Virginia Beach, July 26, 2021.
U.S. Coast Guard members around the nation practice their craft daily to remain Semper Paratus, Always Ready.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew medevac a 57-year-old man reportedly suffering from symptoms of a heart attack from fishing vessel approximately 18 nautical miles northeast of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Virginia received the initial report at approximately 2 p.m. from the captain of the 75-foot fishing vessel Rudee Mariner, stating that a member aboard the ship was experiencing heart attack symptoms.

Coast Guard Sector Virginia’s Command Center issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a boatcrew aboard a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) from Coast Guard Station Little Creek and an aircrew aboard an MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

A boatcrew from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also responded to the scene.​

The man was hoisted aboard the rescue helicopter. The rescue aircrew transported him to emergency medical services from Norfolk Sentara General Hospital for medical care.


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