U.S. Coast Guard rescues two off Wrightsville Beach coast

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Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue and crews with the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two people off Masonboro Inlet in Wrightsville Beach on Friday.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a call from New Hanover 911 reporting a 17-foot boat was taking on water on a rock jetty with a man and woman aboard, according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard launched a 29-foot response boat from the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Wrightsville Beach and arrived on scene along with a member of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue who was aboard a jet ski.

The man suffered scrapes and bruises on his arm and was taken by Ocean Rescue to the Coast Guard station in Wrightsville Beach, where he was treated by EMS.  The woman was taken to the station by the Coast Guard crew, and the boat was towed back to Wrightsville Beach Marina.

“Due to Station Wrightsville Beach’s close working relationship with Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue, we were able to resolve a hazardous situation with a positive outcome for the persons involved,” Petty Officer 1st Class Eric D. Tucker said.