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Coast Guard medevacs man experiencing illness aboard vessel in Chesapeake Bay

Updated: Mar. 4, 2017 at 10:31 AM EST
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PORTSMOUTH, VA (WWBT) - The Coast Guard medevaced a man, who was experiencing an illness aboard a motor vessel in the Chesapeake Bay on Friday.

The request came in around 7:15 p.m. from the 738-foot, Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel Evoikos Theo.

According to the Coast Guard, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew came from Air Station Elizabeth City and arrived on scene with Evoikos Theo, which was just west of Cape Charles.

The crew then transported the man to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk for treatment.

"Our crew was pleased to assist in getting this man to a higher level of medical care," said Lt. Cmdr. Scott Koser, pilot and aircraft commander for the case. "We hope he makes a speedy recovery, and thank all the people who provided assistance with the medical evacuation. It was a joint effort by the Coast Guard 5th District, Sector Hampton Roads, the crew aboard Evoikos Theo, the local air traffic controllers and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital staff that facilitated the transport of this mariner to the medical services he needed."

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