PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A 47-year-old man was medevaced by the Coast Guard 200 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay.
According to a news release, the man was abroad a 780-foot cargo ship Horizon Trader. Just after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Horizon Trader crew members contacted the Coast Guard, saying a man was suffering from chest injuries from a fall.
The man was rescued two hours later by an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft.
Witnesses tell WAVY.com the attack of a shopper was the cause of a heavy police presence at the Ross department store at Military Circle in Norfolk Wednesday night.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.