The Coast Guard medevaced a man who was showing symptoms of a heart attack on a fishing boat in Pamlico Sound Tuesday evening.

A crew member aboard the fishing boat contacted watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center around 5:30 p.m.

The crewmember notified officials of the man’s condition.

A Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet and an aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City launched to assist.

The 67-year-old man was transferred to the Motor Life Boat due to the fishing gear obstructions aboard the fishing boat “Papas Girl.”

The aircrew transported the man to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.