PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a motor vessel approximately 110 miles east of Virginia Beach Saturday morning.
The Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth was notified at about 7:45 p.m. Friday.
A 68-year-old Croatian crewman aboard the 590-foot Marshall Islands-flagged motor vessel Atlantic Tramp was unconscious and experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, loss of balance, slurred speech and drooping of the right side of his face.
The aircrew arrived about 110 miles east of Virginia Beach at around 7:45 a.m.
The man was hoisted, then taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital at about 8:20 a.m.
He is in stable condition.
“Our training and teamwork allowed us to safely complete the mission and we were glad to be able to help,” said Lt. Seth Craven, co-pilot for the case.