An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter of Helicopter Sea Combat
Squadron (HSC) 28 "Dragon Whales" rescued a boater near the mouth
of the York River at approximately 2:25 p.m. April 6, as his boat
was rapidly taking on water.
The U.S. Coast Guard Group Hampton Roads forwarded the boater's
distress call to all available assets in the area. HSC-28 was able
to divert a helicopter conducting routine operations to support the
rescue. One of the squadron's rescue swimmers was deployed into the
water to hook-up a hoist to lift the boater to safety.
The boater was returned to Chambers Field at Naval Station
Norfolk and is in good condition.