Coast Guard medevacs man 15 miles south of Beaufort Inlet, NC

47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Mark Coady

Coast Guard 47-Foot Motor Lifeboat file photo by Chief Petty Officer Mark Coady

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews and local paramedics medevaced a man 15 miles south of Beaufort Inlet Tuesday morning.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina’s command center in Wilmington received notification that a passenger aboard the 56-foot charter fishing vessel Dancin Outlaw was suffering seizure-like symptoms and had become unconscious.

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon launched with two paramedics from Atlantic Beach Fire Dept. aboard.

The MLB crew arrived on scene at approximately transferred the paramedics onto the Dancin Outlaw and escorted the Dancin Outlaw back to Station Fort Macon. Upon arrival at the man was transported to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City by personnel from Atlantic Beach Fire Dept.

“The crew of the Dancin Outlaw stayed in constant communication and worked to meet us halfway to the station, cutting down time,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class James D. Sellers, coxswain for the case. “We’re also glad to work hand in hand with our local partner agency, Atlantic Beach Fire Dept., to provide care and a timely medevac.”

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