Coast Guard crew from North Carolina helps save 60-year-old man off coast
PORTSMOUTH, VA. (WITN) - The Coast Guard rescued a man who was injured miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
An HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from the Coast Guard Station in Elizabeth City was involved in the medevac rescue of the 60-year-old some 100 miles east of Atlantic City on Sunday.
The Coast Guard received information that the man fell from a boat and injured his back.
They sent an airplane crew from Elizabeth City, along with units from Air Station Atlantic City and the cutter Tahoma to assist.
The cutter launches a small boat crew for initial medical care while the helicopter hoisted the man to safety.
He was then sent to the Jersey Shore Medical Center for further medical care.
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