Harkers Island fire and rescue chief Chad Mann helped to rescue a boater off Cape Lookout NC after an emergency call for help came in over the police scanner that the boater was in cardiac arrest while in the area. Chief Mann, who was on his personal boat with his family, responded to the scene to assist a nurse who had already started CPR on the 31 yr old man from Fuquay-Varina.
The incident turned out to be a diving accident.
Once on the scene, the fire and rescue chief along with the nurse assisted in putting the man on a surfboard and then on to his boat where they then transported him to Shell Point in Harkers Island to meet a waiting ambulance which took him to Carteret Health Care in Morehead City.
Carteret Health Care ER doctors and staff then called for a EastCare helicopter to transport him to Vidant Medical Center for advanced care.
The man was reportedly breathing and had a pulse at the time Chief Mann arrived on the scene.
Carteret Health Care officials did not release the name of the boater who was rescued off Cape Lookout.
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