Coast Guard rescues mariner needing medical help

By on March 27, 2021

(U.S. Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard medevaced a 28-year-old male mariner from a 57-foot fishing vessel located approximately 17 miles off the coast of Oregon Inlet on Saturday, March 27.

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 (RBS) boat crew to assist. After arriving on scene, the RBS boat crew transferred an EMT certified crew member aboard the vessel to offer first aid.

The RBS boat 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.

Two days earlier, on March 25, he Coast Guard also helped rescue an injured mariner in a very similar location. That 37-year-old male was transported to The Outer Banks Hospital.

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