Helicopter Medevac: No Easy Day

An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., medevaced a 47-year-old man from the 780-foot cargo ship Horizon Trader approximately 200 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 4:30 p.m., hoisted the man into the aircraft and took him to Sentara Norfolk General hospital. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Elizabeth City.

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Mario Vittone

Mario Vittone has twenty-two years of combined military service in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. His writing on maritime safety has appeared in Yachting, SaltWater Sportsman,MotorBoating, On-Scene, and Reader's Digest magazine. He has lectured extensively on topics ranging from leadership to sea survival, immersion hypothermia, and survival at sea. He is a former helicopter rescue swimmer and maritime accident investigator and now the CEO of VLinc Corporation.
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