Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Carolina Beach, NC

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

45-foot Response Boat – Medium (U.S. Coast Guard File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 60-year-old man from a fishing boat about 9 miles southeast of Carolina Beach Thursday morning.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington were notified via radio at approximately 1:30 a.m. that a man was experiencing severe abdominal pain aboard the fishing vessel God’s Grace.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach launched at approximately 1:45 a.m.

Upon arriving, the crew transferred the man to the RB-M and transported him to the station, arriving at 4:05 a.m. New Hanover County EMS personnel then brought the man to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

“It is always important to ensure that communications equipment is functional,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Dana Wise, one of the crewman who responded. “The fishing boat crew was able to quickly interact with our command center using their VHF radio, which allowed us to medevac the man quickly.”

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