Coast Guard medevacs man from boat off Oregon Inlet

OREGON INLET, N.C. (WVEC) -- The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man from a charter boat 44 miles north-northeast of Oregon Inlet, Sunday.

Coast Guard officials at Station Oregon Inlet received a request around 11:30 a.m. to medevac a man from the charter boat 'Tuna Fever' after he was said to be experiencing memory loss.

Station Oregon Inlet launched a 47-foot motor life boat crew, with emergency medics, and arrived to the scene around 1 p.m.

Medics boarded the 'Tuna Fever' and the Coast Guard crew escorted the boat back to Station Oregon Inlet.

The man was taken by medics to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head at 1:40 p.m. to be evaluated.

"Thanks to our crew’s training and the quick notification of the crew aboard thvessel, we were able to respond to the situation quickly and get the passenger proper medical attention," said Petty 2nd Class Travis Green, coxswain for the case.


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