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Coast Guard medevacs injured Navy Sailor near Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard medevacs sailboat captain off North Carolina coast
Posted at 11:32 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 12:47:26-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a Sailor from a U.S. Navy ship approximately 12 miles off the coast of the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay early Saturday morning.

According to a release by the Coast Guard, a crewmember injured his hand during an accident on the ship, and a flight surgeon recommended the Sailor receive shoreside medical assistance.

A response boat was launched from Coast Guard Station Little Creek, with a member from Virginia Beach EMS riding along to perform additional medical assistance if needed. Once on-scene, the boatcrew took the Sailor aboard and brought him back to Virginia Beach for treatment.

“Cases like these showcase the strength and interoperability of our federal, state and local search and rescue partners in the Hampton Roads area,” said Cmdr. Jason Ingram, the Response Department Head at Sector Virginia. “By working together, we were able to quickly and efficiently coordinate this medevac and get this sailor the medical attention he needed.”