A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., medevacs an 80-year-old woman from the Carnival Pride cruise ship south of Cape Lookout, N.C., Saturday, Sept….
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In addition to always wearing a PFD with reflective material, always bring signaling devices every time you go out on the water to increase your chance of survival is something goes wrong
Both helicopter crews arrived on scene at about 8:15 p.m. The Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted the people and transported them to Air Station Elizabeth City in good condition. No injuries were reported.
Rescued were vessel owner Frank W. Rawley, 55, Douglas Rider, 58, Lorette Medwel, 55, and a 14-year-old male. The survivors were sailing from Beaufort to Pensacola.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Friday from a sailboat 127 miles east of Virginia Beach. A crewman aboard the 37-foot sailboat Bad Cat contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders via a satellite phone at approximately 12:24 p.m. to report the captain of the vessel was suffering from a skin infection.
The Coast Guard medevaced a 27-year-old crewmember Saturday from a fishing boat approximately 40 miles east of Chincoteague.