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Coast Guard video shows rescue of cargo ship engineer off Hatteras Island

Posted February 5, 2020 9:49 a.m. EST
Updated February 5, 2020 9:54 a.m. EST

— The United States Coast Guard has released video showing the rescue of an engineer who suffered a medical emergency at sea.

The 48-year-old man was flown by helicopter to Pitt Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after he suffered a medical emergency on the Titania cargo ship while sailing 20 miles south of Hatteras Island.

A crew member on the ship contacted the N.C. Command Center after he found the engineer semi-conscious and lying on a deck, according to the Coast Guard.

The man had lacerations on his body and a possible concussion.

It was not clear how he was injured.

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