Coast Guard Rescues Woman In The Middle Of A Training Session

The Coast Guard medevaced a 57-year-old woman Sunday approximately 14 miles southwest of Atlantic Beach.

Watchstanders in Wilmington received the call at 12:15 in the afternoon that a woman was suffering from seasickness and losing consciousness.

Coast Guard Station Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach sent a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew to help in the rescue. Upon transferring the woman back to the station, another boat crew from Station Fort Macon met up with the MLB crew and transferred two EMTs from Atlantic Beach Fire Department to provide the woman with advanced medical care

The MLB crew transported the woman to Station Fort Macon where she was placed in the care of awaiting EMS and taken to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Ronzio said they were conducting training when the call came in, but he is pleased with their versatility and efficiency in responding to the call.