HATTERAS, N.C. - Coast Guard rescue crews medevaced a 47-year-old man from a yacht that was taking on water 14 miles off Ocracoke Inlet early Sunday morning.
A person aboard the Lady Windridge, 149-foot yacht, contacted the Coast Guard around 2:45 a.m. to report the boat was taking on water and that a crewmember suffered a serious injury to his hand while trying to stop the flooding, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter responded to the area along with two rescue boats and the Coast Guard Cutter Elm, from nearby Coast Guard stations in Hatteras Inlet, Ft. Macon, and Atlantic Beach, N.C.
The helicopter arrived in the area and its crew hoisted the injured man into the aircraft and transported him to Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, where he was taken by ambulance to Carolina East medical center in New Bern, N.C.
The rescue boat crews transferred two more crewmembers from the Lady Windridge and took a P-6 dewatering pump on board the yacht.
Once all the water was pumped off the yacht it was escorted by the Cutter Elm back to Moorehead City, N.C.
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