Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue boaters near Oregon Inlet

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A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Oregon Inlet in Nags Head, North Carolina, tows the 44-foot charter fishing vessel Miss Nell through Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, May 26, 2018. The operator of the Miss Nell called for help over VHF-FM channel 16 after the vessel struck a submerged object and began […]

OREGON INLET, N.C. (WAVY) — Coast Guard crews and a few good Samaritans rescued eight people from a boat that was taking on water 30 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet Saturday morning. 

Around 6:40 a.m., watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center in Wilmington were notified about a 44-foot charter fishing boat, Miss Nell, taking on water. The vessel had struck a submerged object. 

A Motor Life Boat (MLB) crew from Station Oregon Inlet and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City were deployed. 

A nearby good Samaritan climbed aboard the charter fishing boat and used a dewatering pump to reduce the flooding while Coast Guard crews were on the way. Some other good Samaritans also helped, according to Coast Guard officials. 

Coast Guard Seaman Nate Kapsar monitors the towline as his crew tows the charter fishing vessel Miss Nell through Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, May 26, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Porter/Released)

The Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer and dewatering pump to continue to manage the flooding on the boat. The MLB crew was able to tow the boat back to Wanchese Harbor. 

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