Coast Guard rescues 2 aboard boat taking on water 10 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet, NC

47 Oregon InletOREGON INLET, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two people aboard a boat Monday 10 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet received a report at 9:05 a.m. that the 32-foot boat Miss Karen II struck a submerged object and was taking on water.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Oregon Inlet launched at 9:17 a.m. and arrived on scene at 9:44 a.m. The boat crew helped dewater the boat and patched the hole, then escorted the boat to Wanchese Harbor. The Miss Karen II arrived in Wanchese Harbor at 12 p.m.

No injuries or pollution were reported.

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