Crew Rescued From Sailboat Off Outer Banks

Two people had to be rescued Friday morning off the Outer Banks when their sailboat began taking on water.

The U.S. Coast Guard says it happened about 90 miles east of Currituck Sound around 6:50 a.m.

Cremembers from the 45-foot sailboat Celedon reported they were flooding. A MH-60 Jawhawk from Elizabeth City, and a nearby commercial tanker ship responded to the call. When the helicopter arrived the sailboat at taken on 3 inches of water and its crew was unable to determine the source of the flooding. The two men were airlifted to Elizabeth City with no injuries.

The Coast Guard says at the time there were 12-foot seas and winds at 40 knots.

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