Coast Guard and Marine Corps Medevac Injured Fisherman

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard and Marine Corps responded to an injured fisherman who sustained head injuries onboard a shrimp trawler in the Pamlico Sound nearby Swan Quarter, N.C., today.

A 25-foot boat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet, N.C., and a PEDRO helicopter from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., responded to a 47 year-old male crewmember onboard the 67-foot fishing vessel Captain Alex. The victim sustained head injuries when he was hit by a shrimp net.

The fisherman was transported to Carteret County General Hospital in Moorhead City, N.C.

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