Coast Guard helps man suffering from memory loss on boat off Oregon Inlet

OREGON INLET, N.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard helped transport a man to the hospital from a charter boat 44 miles north-northeast of Oregon Inlet on Sunday.

The request for help came from the charter boat Tuna Fever after the man was reportedly suffering memory loss.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew launched from Station Oregon Inlet with EMS personnel and arrived on-scene around 1 p.m.

The boat crew transferred EMS workers onto the Tuna Fever and escorted the vessel back to Station Oregon Inlet.

“Thanks to our crew’s training and the quick notification of the crew aboard thvessel, we were able to respond to the situation quickly and get the passenger proper medical attention,” said Petty 2nd Class Travis Green, coxswain for the case.

The man was taken to the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head for evaluation.