Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat near Oregon Inlet

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet backs up to the station's pier Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, to transfer a patient to EMS personnel in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The man was medevaced from a sailing boat 20 miles east of Oregon Inlet after falling and reporting severe chest pains. U.S. Coast Guard Photograph by Petter Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup.
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet backs up to the station's pier Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, to transfer a patient to EMS personnel in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. The man was medevaced from a sailing boat 20 miles east of Oregon Inlet after falling and reporting severe chest pains. U.S. Coast Guard Photograph by Petter Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup.

OREGON INLET, N.C. (WAVY) — Coast Guard crews rescued a man early Wednesday morning near the Oregon Inlet.

The man was on a 42-foot sailboat, had fallen and was reporting severe chest pains. Crews arrived at the boat’s location around 7:40 a.m. and took him back to Station Oregon Inlet.

He was then taken to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.