Coast Guard medevacs injured man off Cape Lookout


FORT MACON, Carteret County - The Coast Guard medevaced a man Sunday near Cape Lookout.

According to a press release, Coast Guard Cutter Heron received a report that a man had fallen off the back of a recreational boat near Cape Lookout Bight, near Cape Lookout. The report was he injured his head and ingested water. The man was on the beach of Lookout Bight with friends and a medevac was requested. A 29-foot response boat-small crew from Station Fort Macon was called in, arrived and transferred the man to the Beaufort waterfront. Local EMS transferred him to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. "We're out here to keep people as safe as possible," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristopher Pesnell, coxswain for the case, in the press release. "With the help of the boating public working with us this Memorial Day weekend, it makes that level of safety possible."

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