Three people were saved, along with their dog, Saturday morning from their grounded fishing trawler in the Oregon Inlet.
The Coast Guard says the 77-foot Sheila Rene’s crew ran aground Friday night. A rescue boat tried to dislodge the trawler, but was unable to free it.
As conditions worsened overnight, the Coast Guard determined it was unsafe for them to stay on the trawler. A MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter from Elizabeth City hoisted them off the boat around 7:00 a.m.
The three people and the dog were safely removed to the Coast Guard station.