U.S. Coast Guard rescues man injured near Duck, N.C.

DUCK, N.C. (WVEC) -- The U.S. Coast guard medevaced an injured mariner from a vessel in Duck, North Carolina.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head received a call around 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday about a 43-year-old man experiencing leg pain and convulsions on a boat.

The vessel was located about one miles off the Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility pier.

The Coast Guard sent a motor life boat (MLB) crew to assist. Once on scene, the injured man was taken on board the Coast Guard's boat and taken to shore where an EMS team was waiting.

“Our close working relationships with local agencies and EMS teams help us carry out medevacs like this,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Sam Dickey, crew member on the case. “The quick, safe transport of an ill or injured person often requires cooperation and good communication, which is what came into play during this case.”

The man was taken to The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.

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