Coast Guard Rescues Missing Boaters And Dog

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued two missing men and their dog Saturday morning off the Core Sound banks near Atlantic.

The men left Atlantic at 10 a.m. Friday and planned to fish in the Core Sound area from Nelson Bay to Turnagain Bay aboard a 17-foot Galaxy craft boat.

The boat owner's wife called Sector North Carolina watchstanders for help Friday at 9:20 p.m., after the men did not return and could not be located.

"The Coast Guard helicopter crew located the two men just off core banks waving their arms for help," said Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Frivance, a Sector North Carolina watchstander.

Both men, along with their dog, were hoisted into the helicopter in good condition and taken to Beaufort air field to meet their family.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    WITN: So where is the rest of the story? Why did they need rescue, what happened? Please give the entire story.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    Another great job USCG! Thank you for all you do.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jul 18, 2009 at 09:24 AM
    A Coast Guard helicopter crew.Rescues Missing Boaters And Dog. One word "Heroes". Thanks Coasties for all the lives you save.
  • by Ozone Location: Belhaven on Jul 18, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    Was Nathan VanN... on this rescue?
  • by To: Lavon/Reality Check Location: Pitt on Jul 18, 2009 at 04:28 AM
    Looks like those crazy murderous thugs in our military are at it again....there they go risking their lives to save complete strangers. How dare they. (see Lavon's and Reality Check's comments under article where military cook was charged in double homicide).
  • by Allison Location: Washington on Jul 18, 2009 at 04:10 AM
    So glad they were all found safe :)
  • by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2009 at 04:07 AM
    So....do we get any more info? Were they in the boat or in the water? What happened to the boat? Would be nice to FINISH the story.
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