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Watch: Coast Guard medevacs crewmember from fishing boat off Chincoteague

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Portsmouth, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old crewmember from a fishing boat approximately 40 miles east of Chincoteague on Saturday.

The master of the fishing boat Kirsten Lee contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at 11:15 a.m. Saturday stating a crewmember was suffering from chest pain and needed medical attention.

A crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched to assist.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 1:40 p.m. hoisted the man and took him Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.