Coast Guard member loses consciousness during search and rescue mission

Published: Jan. 9, 2016 at 5:33 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2016 at 5:33 AM EST
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A 22 year old crew member on board the Coast Guard Cutter Cushings lost consciousness during a search and rescue mission near Cape Lookout.

The Wrightsville Beach Coast Guard was called to help rescue the crew member.

According to the Coast Guard, the crew member was not injured.

The Coast Guard could not tell us why the crew member lost consciousness.

The 22 year old was brought back to land and taken to the nearest hospital.

No word yet on his condition.

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