Coast Guard medevacs man from tanker ship off Cape Hatteras
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.