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Coast Guard medevacs man from sailboat off Oregon Inlet

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Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 12:53:42-04

OREGON INLET, N.C. –  A man was medevaced off a sailboat 20 miles east of Oregon Inlet on Wednesday, according to the Coast Guard.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a report around 6 a.m. that a passenger on a 42-foot sailboat with four people aboard had fallen and was reporting severe chest pains.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew launched from Station Oregon Inlet launched at approximately 7 a.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 7:40 a.m.

The boat crew medevaced the man back to Station Oregon Inlet where he was transferred to awaiting EMS personnel. He was then taken to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.