HARKERS ISLAND — Harkers Island Fire and Rescue responded Thursday afternoon to a medical emergency out at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

According to emergency scanner reports, at about 12:12 p.m. Thursday, a call went out to a medical emergency on Portsmouth Island. Harkers Island Fire and Rescue personnel launched a watercraft from Cedar Island to reach it, responding to a juvenile patient having a seizure.

Scanner reports indicate the patient was picked up at Long Point dock, with the watercraft returning to its station at 1:20 p.m. News-Times staff contacted the NPS for comment, but were told that due to the patient being a juvenile, details weren’t being released to respect the family’s privacy.

News-Times staff also attempted to contact the Harkers Island Fire and Rescue Department, but no one was available for comment.

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