Coast Guard medevacs man in Taylors Creek, N.C.

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – A Coast Guard crew transported a man from a sailboat in Taylors Creek, N.C., to EMS at 6:49 a.m. Thursday.

Carteret County 911 notified Coast Guard watchstanders at about 6:25 a.m. that the 56-year-old man was vomiting blood. A Station Fort Macon, N.C., crew launched their 25-foot rescue boat to transport the man after a Coast Guard flight surgeon recommended removing him from the sailboat. He was transferred to Beaufort EMS in stable condition and taken to Carteret General Hospital in Moorehead City, N.C.

“If we hadn’t gotten on the boat it could have gotten bad for him,” said Seaman Haley A. Traylor, the station’s newest break-in crewmember.

This rescue was Traylor’s first response since joining the Coast Guard in June from Wetumpka, Ala.

“I joined to save lives,” Traylor said. “If it was my mom I would want somebody out there.”

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