Coast Guard medevacs vessel captain 70 miles east of Little River

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews medevaced a vessel captain Thursday 70 miles east of Little River.

The 33-year-old male accidentally sustained a cut on his wrist while aboard the 32-foot fishing vessel Miss B.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center watchstanders received report of the accident at 8:52 p.m. and launched a Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew at 9:25 p.m.

The captain was hoisted and taken to Cape Fear Regional Airport at 11:57 p.m. where EMS was waiting.

“Time is of the essence when it comes to injuries at sea,” said Lt. J.B. Zorn, the Sector Charleston Public Affairs Officer. “Quick coordination can save lives and that’s what we train for.”

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130 Hercules airplane crew also aided in the medevac.

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