Coast Guard medevacs man near Oak Island


WILMINGTON, N.C. (WWAY) — The Coast Guard medevaced an injured man from a tug boat near Oak Island Thursday.

The Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received a call from the tug Brooklyn around 2:50 p.m., reporting a 57-year-old crew member had injured his hand.

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A crew launched from Station Oak Island and responded to the entrance of the Cape Fear River. The man was taken to Deep Point Marina in Southport and then handed him over to EMS.

“We were happy to be able to get this man to the medical care he needed in a timely manner,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Roberts, a boatswain’s mate at the station. “We routinely coordinate with local EMS in cases like this to help provide the most efficient care possible.”