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Coast Guard medevacs man on fishing boat in Pamlico Sound

The Coast Guard medevaced a 63-year-old man who was reportedly showing symptoms of a heart attack on the fishing boat Papa’s Girl, in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, Tuesday evening.

A crewmember aboard the fishing boat contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center at 5:30 p.m., via VHF-FM radio channel 16 and notified them of the man’s condition. A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet and an aircrew aboard a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City launched to assist.

The man was transferred to the 47-foot Motor Life Boat due to the fishing gear obstructions aboard Papa’s Girl.

Once the man was on the boat, the aircrew conducted a safe hoist and transported him to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

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