Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Coast Guard Medivacs Ailing Fisherman
A crewmember aboard the fishing vessel John S. Dempster Jr. called Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 5 a.m., stating that a crewmember had passed out during breakfast.
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Wachapreague, Va., launched with local EMS aboard and transferred the man aboard to transport him to waiting EMS at the station.
The man was transported from station Wachapreague to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, Va.