Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo ship 200 miles east of Chesapeake Bay

Posted at 7:11 AM, Mar 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-07 22:13:48-05

Portsmouth, Va. - The Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old man Wednesday from the 780-foot cargo ship Horizon Trader approximately 200 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay.

A ship's representative contacted Coast Guard 5th District watchstanders at 2:20 p.m. reporting a man sustained injuries to his chest resulting from a fall and requested the man be medevaced.

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

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 4:30 p.m., hoisted the man into the aircraft and took him to Sentara Norfolk General hospital.