Coast Guard rescues 4 adults, 1 child from water


The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water after their vessel capsized near Masonboro Inlet, North Carolina, Wednesday.

Watchstanders received a 911 call at about 8:00 p.m. stating that a 22-foot boat with four adults and one 4-year-old child aboard capsized approximately 3 miles off Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

All five people were reported to be wearing life jackets and clinging to the capsized vessel.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched from Station Wrightsville Beach at 8:10 p.m. The crew arrived on scene at about 8:20 p.m. and rescued all five people from the water. The RB-M crew then transported the five people to the station by 8:40 p.m. None of the people were injured.

A Towboat US crew also arrived on scene to salvage the vessel.

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