July 29, 2014

Coast Guard medevacs man from
fishing boat in Pamlico Sound

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man early this morning from a fishing boat in Pamlico Sound.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call via VHF-FM radio from the operator of the 70-foot fishing boat, Capt. Ryan, at about 11:20 p.m. Monday reporting an 18-year-old male crew member collapsed and experienced a seizure.

Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet launched  a 25-foot Response Boat-Small (RB-S) crew. The crew arrived on scene 15 miles northwest of Hatteras Inlet at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The Coast Guard crew transferred the man aboard their boat and took him to Station Hatteras Inlet, arriving at approximately 1:30 a.m.

The man refused medical treatment from awaiting Dare County Emergency Medical Services and was met by family members.

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