Coast Guard rescues three from boat off Oregon Inlet
Coast Guard rescued three people Sunday after the boat they were on
began taking on water 39 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet.
Sector North Carolina watchstanders received notification Sunday at
about 12:20 p.m. that a 24-foot boat with three people aboard was
taking on water.
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched from Air Station Elizabeth City,
and a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew launched from Station Oregon Inlet.
The boat crew arrived on scene at about 2 p.m. and deployed a crew
member to assist with dewatering efforts. The helicopter crew deployed
a rescue swimmer and a dewatering pump.
At 2:10 p.m., the helicopter crew recovered their swimmer while the
Coast Guard boat crew escorted the boat into Oregon Inlet. By 4:20
p.m., the boat was moored at the North Carolina National Park Service
No injuries were reported.
were very pleased with the timely response from our Air Station
Elizabeth City and Station Oregon Inlet crews," said Chief Warrant
Officer Keith Moore, command duty officer at Sector North Carolina.
"The Coast Guard always stands ready to assist people in distress, and
this afternoon was a perfect example of their capability."
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