Coast Guard medevacs 32-year-old man 12 miles off Oregon Inlet
Published 10:04 pm Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Coast Guard medevaced a 32-year-old male reportedly suffering from chest pains 12 miles east of Oregon Inlet on Thursday evening, according to a news release from U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic.
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina initially received the report via VHF-FM radio and launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to respond. Dare County Emergency Medical Services personnel was also aboard.
Once on scene, the crew transferred the man aboard the lifeboat and transported him to an awaiting ambulance at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet.
“The sea is an unforgiving place for an emergency, so be prepared for one,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Stanton, a search and rescue watchstander at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. “Always bring a working radio, wear a life jacket and tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back.”