A North Carolina–based Coast Guard crew rescued an ailing sailor from the Atlantic by helicopter on Wednesday, June 16, transporting the individual from the research trawler they were on to a hospital.
This footage, released by the Coast Guard, shows rescuers pulling the sailor up and into an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. The person was brought to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
The Coast Guard said the rescue took place roughly 17 miles from the coast, near the Virginia–North Carolina state line. In a statement, they said the mariner was suffering “severe abdominal pain.” Credit: US Coast Guard via Storyful