Crewman suffers broken leg when N.C. tug, dredge run aground

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(OREGON INLET, N.C.) — Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet crews transported an injured crewmember from a dredge Saturday after the tug and dredge ran aground in Oregon Inlet near buoy 10.
The crew of the dredge Cooper River called Sector North Carolina watchstanders reporting the vessel ran aground and a crewmember fractured his femur. Cooper River crewmembers stabilized his leg prior to the Station Oregon Inlet 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew arriving to medevac him to EMS waiting at the station.
By Professional Mariner Staff