Coast Guard, Dare EMS rescue injured mariner south of Oregon Inlet

Published 4:40 pm Thursday, March 25, 2021

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U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic has reported the rescue of a 37-year-old male mariner who sustained a leg injury approximately 17 miles south of Oregon Inlet on Thursday.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center were notified via VHF Channel 16 by the operator of the sailing vessel Ceres that he sustained a leg injury while sailing, according to a Coast Guard press release.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat (MLB) crew and a 29-foot response boat – small (RBS) crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to assist the mariner.

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Two personnel from Dare County Emergency Medical Services were also taken aboard the RBS to assist with medical services.

After arriving on scene, the MLB crew transferred one crewmember aboard the Ceres to assist with the transit.

After the transit, the RBS crew met with the MLB crew to transfer EMS personnel onto the Ceres to stabilize the mariner.

Once stabilized, the EMS crew and the injured mariner were transferred back aboard the RBS and taken to Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, where local EMS was waiting to transport him to The Outer Banks Hospital.

Towboat U.S. Oregon Inlet recovered and safely moored the sailing vessel.