Coast Guard medevacs man 35 miles northeast of Oregon Inlet, NC

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old man from the 51-foot fishing vessel Bite Me Thursday, approximately 35 miles northeast of Oregon Inlet, N.C.

A member aboard the Bite Me contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at 2:20 a.m. and reported a man aboard was experiencing shortness of breath and chest pains.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.

A Coast Guard crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet was also dispatched with two Dare County emergency medical service personnel aboard.

The MLB crew arrived on scene and transferred the EMS personnel and a crewmember aboard the Bite Me to assess the situation and to began primarily care.

The Jayhawk crew arrived on scene and hoisted one of the EMS members and the man aboard and transported them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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