Coast Guard medevacs man near Cape Lookout, N.C.

USCG file photo

FORT MACON, N.C. ? The Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old male crewmember of a commercial vessel one nautical mile south of Cape Lookout Thursday after he passed out.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at approximately 12:40 p.m. from the commercial fishing vessel Swashbuckler, who reported that a crewman on another nearby 23-foot fishing vessel was unconscious. There was one other person on board the victim’s vessel who was attending to him.

A 24-foot response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon arrived on scene and transferred the still-unconscious man aboard their vessel by 1:07 p.m. The Coast Guard then transported him back to the station where he was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

The emergency medical personnel stabilized the patient’s heartbeat and blood pressure and transported him to Carteret General Hospital.

“One of the things we ought to be thankful for today is how the maritime community and first responders take care of one other,” said Lt.j.g. Caleb Peacock of Sector North Carolina. “Thanks to the cooperation of a good Samaritan, Station Fort Macon personnel and the local EMS, we’re giving someone a chance to enjoy future Thanksgivings.”

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