Coast Guard conducts two medevacs from Hatteras Island

Posted at 2:52 PM, Dec 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-05 14:52:55-05

Portsmouth, Va. — The Coast Guard conducted two medevacs from Hatteeras Island early Thursday of an unconscious woman and a woman in labor.

Dare County emergency services contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 1 a.m. and again at 3 a.m., requesting assistance in medevacing people.

In the first medevac, Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet to assist at approximately 1:20 a.m.

The crew arrived on scene and transferred an unconscious 28-year-old woman and a paramedic aboard the boat before bringing them back to the station where they were met by an ambulance crew.

The crew was dispatched again at approximately 3 a.m. to assist a second woman who was reportedly going into labor.

The crew transferred the 23-year-old woman aboard and took her and a paramedic to the station where she was met by an ambulance crew.

“My crew along with Dare County EMS did an outstanding job taking the two patients off Hatteras Island and transporting them to the Outer Banks Hospital,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth Akana, the boat coxswain during the medevacs. “Everything went smoothly while working with our partner agencies.”