Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from capsized boat near Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard crews help tow a capsized vessel near Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Saturday, May 14, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet assisted two men in floating their boat and bringing it back to shore. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alan N. Hancock

Coast Guard crews help tow a capsized vessel near Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, Saturday, May 14, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alan N. Hancock

OREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two men Saturday after their boat capsized near Oregon Inlet.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at approximately 12 p.m. stating a 23-foot boat with two men aboard capsized. A good Samaritan took the two men aboard and was awaiting assistance from the Coast Guard.

A 29-foot Rescue Boat-Small crew and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet launched at approximately 12:19 p.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 12:25 p.m. The boat crew transferred the two men to their boat and righted the capsized boat.

The Coast Guard towed the vessel until Sea Tow arrived and took over the tow. The Sea Tow crew towed the boat to Wanchese Harbor where it was trailored.

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