Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing vessel near Hatteras Island, NC

A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet and a Dare County EMS team prepare to transfer an ailing 20-year-old male from a fishing vessel to the MLB off Hatteras Island, North Carolina, Dec. 10, 2017. The man had fallen down a ladder aboard the fishing vessel and suffered possible injuries to his hip, thigh and head. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Habel/Released)

A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet and a Dare County EMS team prepare to transfer an ailing 20-year-old male from a fishing vessel to the MLB off Hatteras Island, North Carolina, Dec. 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Habel/Released)

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard medevaced a man who had suffered possible injuries aboard a fishing vessel near Hatteras Island Sunday morning.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call on VHF-FM channel 16 at 9:45 a.m. that a 20-year-old man had fallen down a ladder and suffered possible injuries to his hip, thigh and head aboard the 71-foot fishing boat Tamara Alane.

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet launched with a Dare County EMS team aboard. The crew met the fishing boat in Hatteras Bight, brought the ailing man aboard the MLB and transported him ashore.

The EMS team brought the man to The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.

“This medevac was all about teamwork between our crew and the Dare County EMS team,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Allen, situational unit watchstander for the case. “We are pleased we could work together with a local agency to help an injured person in a timely and safe manner.”

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