Elizabeth City Coast Guard medevacs mariner during incident on Wednesday

North Carolina

US Coast Guard (Credit: US Department of Homeland Security)

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard medevaced a mariner 17 miles offshore near the Virginia/North Carolina state line, officials said Wednesday.

Watchstanders at Sector North Carolina command center received a call at 3:35 p.m. from a research trawler that a person aboard was experiencing severe abdominal pain.

Coast Guard watchstanders launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City who arrived on scene and transported the individual to Sentara Albermarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.

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