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Pair rescued from capsized fishing boat

Posted July 13, 2009 10:11 a.m. EDT

— The Coast Guard rescued two men Monday near Great Island in Pamlico Sound after the 34-foot fishing vessel they were aboard capsized, authorities said.

The Coast Guard received an emergency signal Sunday evening from the fishing vessel Claudia Jean. Authorities confirmed the ship was shrimping in the sound, but they weren't able to contact the ship.

A rescue helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City located two men clinging to the hull of their overturned boat. Both were hoisted aboard the helicopter and taken to the air station in good condition, authorities said.