Two Hunters, 4 Dogs Rescued By Coast Guard

Two hunters and their four dogs were rescued Sunday in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge after becoming lost.

The U.S. Coast Guard got the call around 8:30 p.m. requesting help from the Dare County Sheriff's Department.

The hunters were last seen at 1:00 p.m. and they did not have cold weather gear, food or water. The Coast Guard was able to pinpoint their location and an MH-60 Jaywawk helicopter from Elizabeth City used an infrared camera to locate the missing people.

The hunters and their four dogs were hoisted onto the helicopter to safety. Neither hunter required any medical treatment.


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