Man rescued from fishing boat off Chincoteague

Coast Guard rescue on May 17, 2014. (Screenshot taken from Coast Guard video)
Coast Guard rescue on May 17, 2014. (Screenshot taken from Coast Guard video)

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (WAVY) – The Coast Guard rescued a 27-year-old man from a fishing boat Saturday about 40 miles east of Chincoteague.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders were contacted when the man, a crew member, was suffering from chest pain and needed medical attention.

A crew was launched aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Elizabeth City to assist. The crew hoisted the man into the helicopter and took him to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Maryland.

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