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Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off Oregon Inlet

The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old male mariner from a 57-foot fishing vessel approximately 17 miles off of Oregon Inlet on Saturday, according to a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center were notified via VHF Channel 16 by the operator of the fishing vessel that they needed medical assistance. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew to assist.

After arriving on scene, the RBS crew transferred an EMT certified crewmember aboard the vessel to offer first aid, stated the release.

The RBS crew escorted the fishing vessel to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center where the mariner was transferred to The Outer Banks Hospital by awaiting Dare County Emergency Medical Services personnel.

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