US Coast Guard Saves Fisherman near Cape Charles

US Coast Guard Saves Fisherman near Cape Charles

The US Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Wednesday from the 200-foot fishing vessel Tidelands approximately five miles northeast of Great Machipongo Inlet near Cape Charles.


A crewmember aboard the boat contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at approximately 3 p.m., stating the man had possibly suffered an injury to his hand.

Watchstanders from Sector Hampton Roads launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Cape Charles to assist.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene, transferred him aboard the Coast Guard boat and transferred him to awaiting emergency medical services personnel at Coast Guard Station Cape Charles.

Press Release, August 22, 2014; Image: USCG
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