Two Rescued rom Sinking Vessel

Posted by Michelle Howard
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday from a fishing boat taking on water approximately 40 miles east of False Cape State Park in Virginia Beach.


Crewmembers aboard the Lauren Dorothy, a 53-foot fishing boat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday requesting assistance after their boat began taking on water.


Sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and diverted crews aboard an HC-130 Hercules aircraft and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to assist.


The Hercules crew arrived on scene at approximately 7:10 p.m. and established communications with the crew of the Lauren Dorothy. Afterwards, the Jayhawk crew arrived on scene, hoisted the two people into the helicopter and took them to Air Station Elizabeth City, where American Red Cross personnel assisted them.


There are no reports of injuries.

 

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