Man on fishing boat in Pamlico Sound airlifted to Vidant

Published: Oct. 31, 2018 at 2:03 PM EDT
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A man on a fishing boat in the Pamlico Sound who had heart attack symptoms was airlifted to a Greenville hospital Tuesday night.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the 63-year-old man was aboard 'Papa's Girl' and it was reported to them around 5:30 p.m.

A boat from the Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet and a helicopter from Elizabeth City responded.

Because of fishing gear obstructions on the fishing boat, the man was first moved to the Coast Guard boat before being hoisted onto the MH-60 Jayhawk.

He was taken to Vidant Medical Center and there's no word on his condition.