Coast Guard rescues 2 in Pamlico Sound, N.C.

PORSTMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard rescued two people Thursday aboard a 28-foot boat that ran aground in Pamlico Sound, N.C.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a call at 2:20 a.m. from a crewman aboard the Bamboo reporting they ran aground on a sand bar in the Pamlico Sound and needed assistance.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., located the vessel and a rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet, N.C., arrived on scene and transported the two people to Scotts Boat Yard in Buxton, N.C.

“The VHF radio, monitored on channel 16, is your gateway to communicating with the Coast Guard or other vessels in your area,” explains Dennis Sens, the Fifth Coast Guard Districts recreational boating specialist. “It can be a life saver in a distress situation.”

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