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Coast Guard medevacs 35-year-old man off Bermuda coast

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Nov 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-19 14:02:03-05

Portsmouth, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 35-year-old man Tuesday morning, U.S. Coast Guard officials say.

The man suffered injuries from a fall off the fourth deck of his vessel.

The captain of the Finesse, a 455-foot ship, contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders at approximately 4 p.m. Monday reporting a member aboard the Finesse suffered head trauma and a possible broken leg and arm.

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

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, hoisted the man into the helicopter and took him to King Edward Memorial Hospital in Bermuda.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are available.