Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo vessel to Charleston

Coast Guard medevacs man from cargo vessel to Charleston
An Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew safely hoisted the man from the Teal Arrow, a 544-foot cargo vessel approximately 50 miles southeast of Charleston and then transported him for treatment. (Source: U.S. Coast Guard/File)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Members of Coast Guard medevaced an injured man on a vessel off the coast of Charleston on Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard announced that it received a call at 4:44 pm on Monday about a crew member suffering from a hand injury on a cargo ship called the Teal Arrow. The 544-foot boat, which was nearly 175 miles east of Charleston at the time, then began to travel towards the Holy City.

As the vessel came closer to the South Carolina coast, an Air Facility Charleston-based helicopter team was dispatched. A Coast Guard spokesperson said that the boat crew member with the hand injury was medevaced around 1:00 am on Tuesday while the ship was roughly 50 miles southeast of Charleston.

The individual was flown from the vessel to the Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island, according to the Coast Guard. He was then taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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