Coast Guard medevacs woman from sailboat

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced an 66-year-old woman Friday from a 45-foot sailboat at the entrance of the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, N.C.

Crewmembers aboard the sailboat Valaudrey contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 5 p.m., reporting a woman had lost consciousness.

Watchstanders dispatched a Coast Guard Station Oak Island crew aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat to assist.

The crew arrived on scene, transferred the woman from the Valaudrey to the Coast Guard boat and took her to Station Oak Island, where she was met by awaiting Burnswick County emergency medical services personnel.

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