October 12, 2016

Coast Guard medevacs man off
fishing vessel near Hatteras

The Coast Guard medevaced a man Tuesday night off a fishing vessel in the Pamlico Sound near Hatteras.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday that a man aboard the fishing vessel Jane Carolyn, was reportedly unconscious and would not awaken.

A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet launched at approximately 10 p.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 10:40 p.m.

The crew medevaced and transferred the man to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head for further medical attention.

"We were glad the crew was able to arrive quickly to the fishing vessel," said Craig Sanders, operations unit controller at Sector North Carolina. "We value the training of our crews to respond quickly to these situations."

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