Coast Guard Rescues Two After Shrimp Boat Sinks

Two fishermen were rescued after their shrimp boat sank off Avon Wednesday morning.

The fisherman aboard the 41-foot Rose Mary made a distress call that their boat was taking on water.

The Coast Guard says the boat sank in about five minutes.

A Jayhawk helicopter from Elizabeth City hoisted the two people to safety. They were flown back to the Coast Guard station in good condition.


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  • by Kevin Location: rose on Aug 19, 2009 at 07:41 PM
    We Coasties live for this stuff..Semper Paratus
  • by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 at 06:07 AM
    Coasties rock!!
  • by more on Aug 5, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    Please provide more information
  • by 5696 on Aug 5, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    Kudo's CG
  • by Anonymous Location: Roper on Aug 5, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    Great job ok coast Guard
  • by Lynnly Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 01:51 PM
    The Coast Guard is awesome!!!
  • by Ricky Location: OBX on Aug 5, 2009 at 11:19 AM
    Just want to say Thank You to the Coast Guard !!!!!!! Super Job!!!!!!!
  • by Brittany Location: Greenville on Aug 5, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    GREAT JOB COAST GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!
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