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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