Coast Guard medevacs man, 45, from Masonboro Island, NC

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man from Masonboro Island to local EMS after he reported chest pains early Saturday morning.

Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach received notification from a 45-year-old male at 3 a.m. that while camping with his wife and four children on Masonboro Island the man had awoken to chest pains and shortness of breath.

Station Wrightsville Beach diverted a 29-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew already at the island and arrived on scene at 3:15 a.m. The crew medevaced the man and arrived at Bradley Creek Marina at 3:35 where local EMS were waiting. The man was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

“Cases like these, no matter the hour, show our crew’s training and ability to help keep the patient calm and get him to EMS quickly,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Guetter, Station Wrightsville Beach boarding officer for the case.

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