Coast Guard medevacs Navy sailor off Va. coast


PORSTMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Coast Guard medevaced a sailor Wednesday from a Navy vessel off the Virginia coast.

The request for help came from watchstanders around 3 a.m. aboard the USS Barry who reported a 36-year-old crewmember experiencing chest pain.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., reached the scene about 40 miles east of Virginia Beach just after 5 a.m.

The aircrew lowered a rescue basket and swimmer then hoisted the patient into the helicopter.

Portsmouth Naval Hospital said he was in stable condition, the report stated.

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