November 1, 2017

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Hatteras Inlet

The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman approximately one mile south of Hatteras Inlet at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders received notification early this morning that a crewmember aboard the 75-foot fishing vessel Lady Carolyn was reportedly injured on the hand by stingray barb.

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet responded, took the injured man aboard and returned to Station Hatteras Inlet, where awaiting EMS personnel transferred him to the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.

"During a case like this communication is key," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Shawler, coxswain for the case. "The communication between the fishing vessel's crew, Station Hatteras Inlet and our boat crew to quickly get us to this man who urgently needed help greatly expedited our response."

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