WILMINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Coast Guard says they rescued a man suffering back pain from a fishing vessel near Oregon Inlet.
It happened Tuesday after bad weather prevented rescue overnight. Watchstanders initially got the call Monday night around 10 that a 39-year-old man aboard the 60-foot fishing vessel Eagle was suffering back pain.
A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew launched Tuesday just after 6 a.m. fom Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, arriving on scene about two hours later. The boat crew rescued the man and returned to Station Oregon Inlet less than an hour later, just before 9 a.m. The man was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head in stable condition.
“Conditions were not conducive for the fishing vessel Eagle to transit the Oregon Inlet so a Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Station Oregon Inlet transited offshore and transferred the patient,” said Stephen Sawyer, a command duty officer at Sector North Carolina.