Coast Guard medevacs fisherman near Ocracoke, NC

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 37-year-old man from a 90-foot fishing vessel in Pamlico Sound west of Ocracoke, N.C., Monday.

Hyde County 911 dispatch notified the Coast Guard at approximately 10:15 a.m. that a crewmember was experiencing what appeared to be a seizure and sustained a head injury.

Watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Ocracoke with a Hyde County emergency medical technician aboard.

“In this situation, our close partnership with the Ocracoke emergency medical services personnel allowed us to embark an EMT aboard our vessel during our response to the medevac,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Capps, the coxswain aboard the RB-S. “Having an EMT aboard the vessel allowed the patient to receive professional medical attention during our transit to shore.”

The RB-S crew took the patient to Silver Lake in Ocracoke, where he was met by local EMS, taken to the Ocracoke Island aiport and flown to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, N.C.

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