Coast Guard transfers patient to EMS

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet received a report from the fishing vessel Joan B with an injured crewmember with staph infection. The fishing vessel was not able to make way through the inlet due to draft restrictions. The fishing vessel requested a medical evacuation from Station Hatteras Inlet for an injured crew member.

Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet sent a 47-foot motor life boat to the position of the fishing vessel. The patient was transferred from the fishing vessel to the 47-foot motor life boat. Coast Guard transferred the patient to EMS at the Coast Guard station.

Patient was taken to Outer Banks Hospital.

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