Wilmington, NC – The Coast Guard rushed a man to the hospital after he was injured while shrimping Saturday near Hatteras Inlet.
Around 10:30 a.m., The Daniel Joseph, a 78-foot fishing boat, sent a request to Coast Guard Sector North Carolina from a 58-year-old passenger who sustained injuries to his fingers.
A Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew from Station Hatteras Inlet launched at approximately 11:17 a.m.
The crew arrived alongside the boat approximately two miles east of Hatteras Inlet at about 11:55 a.m and transported the man to Station Hatteras Inlet, where he was placed in the care of awaiting Dare County EMS.
“We were glad to be able to get to the injured man despite shoaling in the area, which often presents a challenge,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Glenn Feenstra, coxswain for the case and officer of the day at Station Hatteras Inlet. “The 24-foot Special Purpose Craft was our best bet for reaching and transporting the fisherman due to the water depth.”