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Sailboat captain medevaced from 127 miles east of Virginia Beach

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Jun 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 17:36:40-04

The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man from a sailboat on Friday after crew members reported he was suffering from a skin infection.

According to the Coast Guard, they were notified by a crewman aboard the 37-foot sailbot Bad Cat at approximately 12:24 p.m.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina were dispatched to assist.

The aircrews arrived on scene at approximately 2:15 p.m. The man was hoisted aboard the helicopter and transferred to Norfolk Sentara General Hospital personnel at approximately 3:10 p.m.