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Coast Guard aircrew rescue 4 fishermen from disabled vessel, Duck coast

Coast Guard aircrew rescue 4 fishermen from disabled vessel, Duck coast
A Coast Guard aircrew aboard an MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew arrives on scene after receiving the report of a disabled fishing vessel drifting towards the coast of Duck, N.C., Dec. 7, 2021.
The rescue helicopter crew of the Bald Eagle II, were wearing survival suits to prevent hypothermia.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew rescue four fishermen from a disabled fishing vessel off the coast of Duck, North Carolina, Tuesday.

Watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at approximately 7:30 a.m. from the captain of the fishing vessel Bald Eagle II stating that his vessel was disabled and drifting towards shore.​

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter (MRR) aircrew and a Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet 47-foot Motor Lifeboat boat crew were launched to assist. Once on scene, the MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew hoisted all four fishermen and transported them to the Air Station Elizabeth City.

The four men are in perfect condition, no injuries have been reported in any of the four rescued fishermen.

Coast Guard aircrew rescue 4 fishermen from disabled vessel, Duck coast
The Coast MH-60T Jayhawk aircrew over the fishing vessel Bald Eagle II, in approach to the vertical for the rescue of the four fishermen off the coast of Duck, N.C., Dec. 7, 2021.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.

«The water temperature near Southern Shores is currently 56 degrees, which is dangerous had these four men not been prepared,» said Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Hall, operations unit controller for U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina. «Fortunately, these men were wearing survival suits to prevent hypothermia when our rescue helicopter arrived.”

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