Crewman Clint Owens, 41, suffered a head injury aboard Beaufort, N.C.-based F/V SEA ANGELS when struck by rigging equipment. SEA ANGELS contacted the Coast Guard around 7:00 a.m. The victim’s symptoms included short-term memory loss, severe neck pain, jaw injury, and lacerations.
The incident occurred near Ormond Beach, Florida, north of Daytona Beach. The Coast Guard and EMTs quickly arrived in a response boat, immobilized Mr. Owens, and transported him to shore where a helicopter waited to take him to the hospital. His current condition hasn’t been released.