NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Two people aboard the Elizabeth Anne, a 99-foot tug, were medevaced by the Coast Guard Thursday. It happened just before 8 a.m. in the Elizabeth River, about three miles southwest of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.
A crew member aboard the Elizabeth Anne called for help when a parted chain injured two other crew members, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.
A Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads rescue crew took the crew members to Portsmouth, where they were met by an ambulance crew.
"There was excellent coordination between the Coast Guard and Portsmouth emergency medical services personnel," said Petty Officer 1st Class Brent Massey, a search and rescue coordinator at Sector Hampton Roads. "The training of the Station Portsmouth crew allowed them to assess the patient's injuries and safely transport the crew to shore. Having the ambulance crew waiting at the nearby base ensured the injured crew received medical attention in a timely manner."
Both crew members were taken to local hospitals. No details about their conditions have been released.
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