Coast Guard medevacs man off cargo ship

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Coast Guard medevaced a man aboard a cargo ship about 225 east of Virginia Beach on Friday. 

The captain of the Saga Navigator contacted the Coast Guard at 12:34 p.m. and reported a crew member had a deep gash with significant blood loss and a fractured foot. 

Watchstanders at the 5th District Command Center launched a helicopter from Elizabeth City and transported the man to Sentara Norfolk General for treatment. 

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