Coast Guard rescues five off Wrightsville Beach

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U.S. Coast Guard rescuing boaters several miles off the coast of Wrightsville Beach.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people Wednesday evening after a vessel capsized near Masonboro Inlet.

The USCG received an emergency call around 8 p.m. regarding a 22-foot boat with four adults and one child that had capsized about three miles off the coast, according to a press release.

The USCG rescued five people yesterday evening after a 22-foot boat capsized. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD)
The USCG rescued five people yesterday evening after a 22-foot boat capsized. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY U.S. COAST GUARD)

The rescue boat was launched from Station Wrightsville Beach at 8:10 p.m. and reached the scene ten minutes later, there were no injuries reported.

“We are very pleased with the fact that the Wrightsville Beach crew was able to respond, rescue five people and return them safely to shore in under 40 minutes,” said Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Keith Moore, command duty officer for Sector North Carolina. “Furthermore, the five people chose to make the right decision by wearing their life jackets, a decision that undoubtedly contributed to the positive outcome of this case.”