Coast Guard rescues 5 near Bogue Inlet, N.C.

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. – A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued five people from the pleasure craft Shisty Living in Bogue Inlet shoals Sunday morning.

The Shisty Living crew contacted Sector North Carolina watchstanders by VHF radio and reported they were disabled and needed assistance. Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle and Tow Boat U.S. both launched small boats to their location.

An Air Station Elizabeth City MH-60J Jayhawk helicopter crew was dispatched after the rescue boat crew and Tow Boat U.S. were unable to get close enough to assist them due to the shallow water and surf conditions.

At 2:07 a.m. the helicopter crew hoisted all five people aboard and transported them to Station Emerald Isle.

“Thanks to their VHF radio, the disabled vessel was able to quickly get assistance from the Coast Guard,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Roe, a Sector North Carolina watchstander.

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