Coast Guard Airlifts Boy From Ocracoke After Winds Ground Local Chopper

The high winds Friday prevented a medical helicopter from transporting a sick child from Ocracoke, so the Coast Guard came to the rescue.

An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter transported the 17-month-old boy and his mom to a hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. The young child suffered respiratory distress and a high fever. The boy's mother said she was "very grateful for the Coast Guard's service in times of duress."

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