Coast Guard medevacs Navy sailor near Chesapeake Bay following accident on nearby ship

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard medevaced a sailor from a U.S. Navy ship early Saturday morning following an accident that injured the sailor.

Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center officials received a request from the Navy 12 miles off the coast of the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay early Saturday morning.

The request was for a medevac of a crew member who injured his hand during an accident.

Coast Guard officials coordinated the response with a flight surgeon who recommended the sailor receive shoreside medical assistance. 

A medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek was launched in response to the request.

A member from Virginia Beach EMS rode along to provide medical assistance en route, if needed. 

Once on-scene, the boatcrew transferred the sailor aboard the response boat and transported him to awaiting shoreside emergency medical services in Virginia Beach.

No further information have been released.

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