Virginia Beach police and fire medevac seriously ill boater

Posted at 3:26 PM, Dec 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-31 17:05:26-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach firefighters and police officers medevaced a crew member from a boat 25-miles off the Virginia Beach coast on Friday.

According to authorities, a distress call from the boat relayed that a crewman on the ship was serious ill and needed medical attention.

VBFD used Fire Boat One and Fireboat 12 and VBPD’s Marine 1 also supported the operation. VBEMS had a medic deployed on both Fireboats.

Virginia Beach first responders transported the man to the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet, before then transporting him to the Virginia Beach Fire Training Center.

Emergency crews then transported the man to a Nightingale Helicopter, which then took the man to Norfolk Sentra Hospital for emergency surgery.

There is no further information.

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