Coast Guard Rescues Two From Aground Sailboat in Alligator River Near Elizabeth City, NC
Va. - Friday, the Coast Guard rescued two people from an aground vessel at the
entrance to the Alligator River near Elizabeth City, N.C.
The crew of the Permission Impossible, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast
Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watch standers via radio around 5:30 p.m. to report that their sailboat was aground and were
in need of assistance.
Crews were dispatched from
Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City. A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast
Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was used in the rescue.
The Jayhawk crew lowered a rescue swimmer to the sailboat, hoisted a man and a
woman from the sailboat and took them to the air station where they were taken
to a local hotel.
There were no reports of injuries, and the owner is scheduled to salvage the