Coast Guard medevacs man near Hatteras Inlet, NC

HATTERAS, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured 19-year-old man near Hatteras Thursday.

Watchstanders at Station Hatteras Inlet received notification Thursday morning that a crew member aboard the 75-foot fishing vessel Little Jesse had suffered injuries to his shoulder and arm.

A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew launched from Station Hatteras Inlet with local EMS aboard and arrived on scene. The crew member was transferred to the Moter Lifeboat and medevaced to Station Hatteras Island. Local EMS transported the injured fisherman to The Outer Banks Hospital in Nag’s Head for treatment.

“I’m very proud of my crew who worked expertly alongside our local EMS to carry out a smooth medevac,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Catherine Gallagher, the coxswain on the case. “Our local EMS was also extremely beneficial in assisting the patient while we navigated back to our station through the difficult area.”

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