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Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman near Chincoteague

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Aug 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-08 22:50:23-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard says there was a report of an injured boater approximately 60 miles east of Chincoteague, Va., Wednesday.

At about 3:50 p.m., watchstanders received a report from the fishing vessel Potluck of a crewman who was severely injured while working lines.

Crews issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City in Elizabeth City, N.C.