Coast Guard and TowBoatU.S. rescue 3 people from water off N.C.

BEAUFORT, N.C. – A Coast Guard rescue boat crew and a TowBoatU.S. crew rescued three people from Beaufort Inlet minutes after their boat overturned Tuesday morning.

The crew of the Shaboomie contacted Station Fort Macon at 7:55 a.m. and reported that a boat was overturned and three people were in the water. TowBoatU.S. arrived and recovered two people and the station’s crew launched their 24-foot shallow water rescue boat and recovered the third person by 8:01 a.m.

The two were transferred to the Coast Guard boat and all were taken back to the station and met by EMS. They were evaluated and released with no injuries.

TowBoatU.S. was able to refloat and recover the boat.

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