Coast Guard assists in medevac of possible heart attack victim near NC coast

Coast Guard 25-Foot Response Boat

USCG file photo

WILMINGTON, N.C.- The Coast Guard assisted with a medevac of a man reportedly suffering from a heart attack aboard a 20-foot boat off the North Carolina coast, Friday.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a report from a good Samaritan aboard the fishing vessel Sea Spray of a 60-year-old male suffering from a possible heart attack aboard a separate boat.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched a 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., with local emergency medical support personnel aboard.

When on scene, the EMS personnel were transferred to the 20-foot boat where they tended to the man. The Coast Guard crew and the good Samaritan escorted the boat to Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet.

EMS then transferred the man to the Outer Banks Hospital.

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