CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- A man reportedly suffered a leg injury on board a ship at Elizabeth River Terminals Wednesday morning.

This happened at 8:05 a.m. at 4100 Buell Street in Chesapeake.

Police tell us he is alert and conscious. A rescue operation was carried out, because he is below the deck of the ship.

Crews were able to lift the patient off of the ship using a Stokes stretcher and a crane. He was removed from the ship at 9:09 a.m.

PHOTOS: Injured man extricated from ship