Coast Guard Rescue Off The NC Coast

The Coast Guard Rescued two people aboard a disabled sailboat 100 nautical miles off Cape Lookout Thursday morning.

The Coast Guard received a distress a distress signal from the sailboat Croc at 5 p.m., Wednesday.

An Air Station Elizabeth City HC-130J Hercules aircraft crew launched and located the distressed vessel. The owner of the vessel stated they were taking on water and requested to be taken off.

An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter rescue crew from the air station arrived on scene at 2 a.m., and hoisted one person to safety, but due to deteriorating weather conditions they were not able to hoist the other.

Another helicopter rescue crew was called in to rescue the remaining person.


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  • by Jamie16 Location: Williamston on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    Yeah, they should outlaw camping and candlelight dinners too. Its the 21st century... ;)
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2009 at 08:32 PM
    outlaw a sailboat? not all fun is had on a grady white. ding batter...
  • by George W on Dec 3, 2009 at 12:45 PM
    Big surprise...a sailboat. They should be outlawed, it's the 21st century! Let me guess, a retired couple...no a clueless retired couple and a dog that doesn't want to be there.
  • by nauti1 Location: washington on Dec 3, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    i didn't know the people involved, but i would like to thank the coast guard for their service.
  • by Jamie16 Location: Williamston on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:59 AM
    Semper Paratus!
  • by CASH Location: GREENVILLE on Dec 3, 2009 at 09:59 AM
    SOME OF AMERICAS BEST IN TIME OF NEED.
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