ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — The U.S. Coast Guard airlifted a man nearly 223 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras on Saturday.
Officials say watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District command center got the report of a man aboard a vessel, CL Yingdu, suffering from an eye injury and needed medical attention.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City were dispatched.
The MH-60 Jayhawk aircrew arrived on the scene and deployed a rescue swimmer to medevac the injured man.
The patient was sent to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment.