BEAUFORT, CARTERET COUNTY -

A man working on top of a boat fell about 25 feet and had to be airlifted to a hospital, officials said.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon at Jarret Bay Boatworks on Sensation Weigh in Beaufort.

Beaufort EMS said the man was putting on a tuna tower on a boat when he fell about 25 feet and landed on his side. He was conscious after the accident and was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A hospital official told NewsChannel 12 Thursday the victim is in fair condition.