Coast Guard transports 2 patients in dense fog

HATTERAS INLET, N.C. – The Coast Guard transported two people from Ocracoke to Nags Head for medical treatment on Monday afternoon after the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry suspended operations due to low visibility caused by fog.

Island Health Care Center personnel in Ocracoke contacted watchstanders at Station Hatteras Inlet at 12:35 p.m. requesting transport for the two patients, a 58-year-old male with a fractured hip and an 11-year-old male with abdominal pains, to Nags Head Hospital for necessary medical attention.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet transported the patients from the Ocracoke south ferry terminal to the station, where they were transferred to emergency medical personnel who transported them to Nags Head Hospital.

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