Coast Guard medevacs man 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat file photo

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Station Fort Macon personnel medevaced a man Sunday night aboard a fishing vessel 14 miles southwest of Cape Lookout.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a call from the crew of the fishing vessel Lady Catherine requesting a medevac of a 54-year-old crew member reporting chest pains.

Station Fort Macon launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew with two Atlantic Beach Fire and Rescue EMTs aboard. The crew met the vessel inbound to Station Fort Macon but were unable to transfer the patient due to rough seas.

A Station Fort Macon crew member and two Atlantic Beach Fire and Rescue EMTs then boarded the Lady Catherine to give medical assistance.

The Lady Catherine moored at Station Fort Macon, and Atlantic Beach Fire and Rescue EMT personnel transported the patient to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.

“We value our partnerships with local rescue agencies,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Brent Stallings, coxswain for the case. “That’s why our crew train regularly with Atlantic Beach Fire and Rescue personnel for cases like this.”

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