Coast Guard Rescues Man In Distress 100 Miles Out To Sea

The call came in around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday that a crew member off the fishing boat the Alex Marie was in need of immediate medical attention. A coast guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules airplane were dispatched from the Elizabeth City air station and met the Alex Marie 103 miles east of Cape Lookout. The 46 year-old patient was taken to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.

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  • by Seadog Location: Georgia on May 23, 2011 at 12:01 PM
    DataMan, you have to be kidding!BHO is the worst excuse of a leader let alone as a commander in chief.He is arrogant,self absorbed, and could not care about "We the People" one bit. Take off the colored glasses and see him as he really is, not by the color of his skin. Who cares. We need real leadership in DC.
  • by Mike Location: Swansboro on Apr 15, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    A matter of fact they have been doing a great job for 221 years without a communist leader lol Food for thought 'data man".
  • by Luke Location: NC on Apr 14, 2011 at 08:05 PM
    Rebuttal to - Data Man on Apr 14, 2011 at 02:23 PM. An Obama Zombie Data Man with dumb talk. The Coast Guard has done a great job long before Obama became president. Stop the spin Data Man.
  • by Data Man on Apr 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    Since Obama took office our country is getting great service from everywhere!! Thank you Mr. President for you leadership. Thank you again.
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      by jerry on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:34 PM in reply to Data Man
      The USCG has always been top-notch, no matter which moron is "leading" the country.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Apr 14, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    Big salute way to go Coast Guard
  • by curious on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:19 AM
    Just curious, but why send an airplane to medivac someone off a boat 100 miles off shore??? It can't land or hover to pick him up.
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      by Maybe on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:26 AM in reply to curious
      Maybe the C-130 was reconfigured to be a refueling aircraft and it refueled the helicopter.
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      by work on Apr 14, 2011 at 08:16 AM in reply to curious
      Airplanes have greater travel speed, it was dispatched to locate and be of aid if needed, the Jayhawk was dispatched to retrieve the fisherman from the vessel. It is also possible the Hercules was already in flight and was deverted to the location also as support. Medical aid and such can be dropped by the airplane at the location of the fishing vessel to help in the situtation until the Jayhawk arrives on scene it is SOP in this situtation.
  • by Gena Location: Morehead City, NC on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:04 AM
    We hear the Coast Guard helicopter overhead often and wonder who may be in danger. The Coast Guard was there once to assist 40 miles off shore when a good friend of ours suffered a massive heart attack while fishing on our boat. We are very fortunate to have such corageous men and women who do this dangerous job! We will never forget the great relief felt when they arrived and took over the situation with such professionalism and kindness. Thank You!
  • by MSgt. USMC (Ret) Location: Kinston on Apr 14, 2011 at 04:16 AM
    Semper Paratus, coasties! Carry on!
  • by Jim Location: SC on Apr 14, 2011 at 01:47 AM
    God bless the USCG!!! Carry on.

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