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.
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