Coast Guard rescues 2 from boat aground near Cape Lookout, NC

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — A rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. hoisted two men from the Illusion, a 57-foot sport fishng vessel, that was taking on water and aground in the vicinity of Cape Lookout, N.C. at 9:45 p.m., Sunday.

The Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew took the two men to Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, N.C., where they were met by emergency medical services.

Neither man required medical assistance.

The Illusion crewmembers contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 7:37 p.m., Sunday. A Coast Guard boatcrew from Station Fort Macon launched to assist, but due to shoreline surf conditions, was unable to approach the vessel.

The vessel’s owner was reportedly working to salvage his vessel this morning.

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