Coast Guard medevacs man near Cape Fear River, N.C.

Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter

USCG MH-60 helicopter file photo

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew medically evacuated a man complaining of abdominal pains from aboard a fishing vessel 40 nautical miles southeast of Cape Fear River, N.C., Sunday.

At approximately 9 p.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call from crewmembers aboard the 48-foot fishing vessel Mollie D stating that they had a 56 year-old male suffering from severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.

A MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was dispatched and arrived on scene at approximately 12:30 a.m.

The man was hoisted and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C.

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