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Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker ship off Cape Hatteras

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Mar 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-30 11:42:41-04

Portsmouth, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 54-year-old man Sunday from a tanker ship approximately 20 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.

The master of the 576-foot Pennsylvania notified the Coast Guard at 9:17 p.m. on Saturday that a crewmember was suffering from chest pains and needed medical attention.

A crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter launched from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, hoisted the man and took him back to the air station.  The man was transferred to an ambulance crew and taken to Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.