WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued a 68-year-old man and his two pets Thursday from a grounded sailboat near Raccoon Island.
Coast Guard watch standers were notified Thursday the 36-foot sailboat Scampo with a man, his dog and his cat aboard ran aground.
A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched from Coast Guard Station Hobucken and arrived on scene at 1 p.m. The boat crew rescued the man and his two pets and transported them to Oriental Marina & Inn located in Oriental at 2:30 p.m.
There were no injuries reported, and the owner plans to have the sailboat towed.