Coast Guard medevacs man from Bald Head Island


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard medevaced a man suffering severe abdominal pains from Bald Head Island Monday.

According to a news release, Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders received a report of the 49-year old man’s condition and the request for a medevac from medical personnel with the Bald Head Island Public Safety Department.

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Station Oak Island launched a 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew, who picked up the man and two medical personnel at Bald Head Island, and transported them to awaiting EMS personnel at Deep Point Marina in Southport.

Officials say the two medical personnel were returned to Bald Head Island.

“It’s imperative we continue to work hand-in-hand with our local partners on Bald Head Island,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Josh Meyer, officer-in-charge at Station Oak Island. “It’s a team effort providing assistance to locals on the island, and we cherish our interagency partnerships.”