Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City crew medevacs two from Celebrity Summit cruise ship
Published 11:09 am Thursday, June 2, 2022
A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced two cruise ship crew members from approximately 69 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 according to the Coast Guard Fifth District.
“The cruise ship Celebrity Summit contacted the Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center to get assistance for the crew members who were suffering from chemical burns and were in need of further medical care,” stated a Coast Guard press release issued June 2.
The two crew members and the physician from the Celebrity Summit were hoisted by a Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, which then transported them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
“The Coast Guard trains daily for situations like this,” said Ryan Langley, a Fifth District Coast Guard Command Center operations watchstander. “Being that there are so many hazards on the water, we remain always ready so that we can respond effectively to answer the public’s call.”
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