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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