June 23, 2014
Coast Guard medevacs boater
near Oregon Inlet...WITH VIDEO
The Coast Guard medevaced a recreational boater Saturday who suffered a laceration near Oregon Inlet.
County Emergency Services contacted Coast Guard Sector North
Carolina watchstanders at approximately 3:08 p.m. to report the owner
of a 22-foot power boat suffered a laceration on his leg near the
Bonner Bridge and was in need of medical assistance.
watchstanders launched a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow
Water crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet and an MH-60
Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to
The small boat crew and a good Samaritan arrived on
scene at approximately 4 p.m. and attempted to tow the vessel into
deeper water in order to transfer the injured man. However, the
helicopter crew arrived on the scene at approximately 4:05 p.m. and
hoisted him aboard.
The injured man was flown to Sentara
Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City and transferred to personnel
there at approximately 5 p.m.
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