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Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 people from fishing boat

Posted May 23, 2018 12:49 p.m. EDT

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 people from fishing boat

— The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan assisted three people on Tuesday who were in a boat taking on water southeast of Oregon Inlet.

Around 1 p.m., officials received word that an 8-foot recreational fishing boat named Clock Work was taking on water with three adults aboard. An airplane crew from Elizabeth City responded in addition to a life boat crew from Nags Head.

Crews located the boaters, who were being escorted by a good Samaritan from another boat. Crews relieved the good Samaritan and escorted the boaters to safety.

“A marine radio is more reliable than a cell phone and is a crucial piece of equipment for any mariner to have on their boat,” said Coast Guard officer Travis Green. “The owner of the Clock Work was wise to keep a radio on board and to use it as soon as things went wrong. We’re glad we were able to team up with the aircrew and the good Samaritan to escort them to safety.”