Coast Guard rescues man off fishing boat near Hatteras

HATTERAS, N.C. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard medevaced a man off a fishing vessel in the Pamlico Sound near Hatteras Tuesday evening.

Sector North Carolina was notified around 9:15 p.m. about the man who was unconscious and would not awaken aboard the fishing vessel Jane Carolyn.

A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet launched at around 10 p.m. and arrived on scene 40 minutes later.

The man was taken to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head for further medical attention.

“We were glad the crew was able to arrive quickly to the fishing vessel,” said Craig Sanders, operations unit controller at Sector North Carolina. “We value the training of our crews to respond quickly to these situations.”