Coast Guard Medevas Elderly Man

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew based in Elizabeth City, N.C., assisted local agencies and rescued a 70-year-old man this morning inland near Core Banks Island, N.C.

Rescued was Johnny Smith.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, located in Ft. Macon, N.C., was notified at approximately 3:30 a.m. today by a 911-dispatcher claiming Smith was suffering an anxiety attack. No local assets were able to respond, so Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched and rescued Smith.

He arrived at Carteret County General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C., at about 4:47 a.m., where he was listed in stable condition.

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