Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel near Hatteras, NC

Hatteras InletHATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man Tuesday off a fishing vessel in the Pamlico Sound near Hatteras.

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

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet launched at approximately 10:00 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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