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Coast Guard rescue boaters near Cedar Island, NC

Coast Guard rescue boaters near Cedar Island, NC
Archive image: An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina conducts helicopter hoist training off the coast of Virginia Beach, July 26, 2021.
Coast Guard members around the nation practice their craft daily to remain Semper Paratus, Always Ready.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann.

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C.​ – A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter and a RB-M crews rescue two boaters Saturday evening near Cedar Island.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received information from Carteret County dispatchers that a small boat had capsized after taking waves over its side, stranding the two boaters.​

A Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60T Jayhawk Medium-Range Recovery Helicopter aircrew launched along with a Coast Guard Station Hobucken Response Boat-Medium boatcrew to locate the boaters.

Harkers Island Fire Department boatcrews launched along with two good samaritan vessels to assist with rescue efforts.​

Coast Guard rescue boaters near Cedar Island, NC
Archive image: A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium is shown transiting the Pamlico River toward Coast Guard Station Hobucken, N.C., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, where it will be delivered to replace their 41-foot Utility Boat. The boat is the service’s 144th of 170 RB-Ms being delivered to Coast Guard units.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Weydert.

Once on scene the Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter aircrew helped to vector in the location of the boaters to boatcrews. The boaters were taken to awaiting emergency medical services (EMS) personnel at the​ Cedar Island Ferry Terminal​ after one was observed to potentially exhibit​ symptoms​ of hypothermia.​ ​

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