WILMINGTON — The Coast Guard rescued three mariners stranded on Raccoon Island, located in the Pamlico Sound near the Outer Banks. Their 21-foot May-Craft had drifted away while they were hunting Tuesday morning.
Sea Tow Crystal Coast sent a notification to the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, which sent a a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft–Shallow Water boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Hobucken.
The Hobucken boatcrew brought the mariners to safety at the Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge Boat Ramp in Cedar Island, North Carolina. Sea Tow Crystal Coast salvaged their vessel.
Correction: The brief identified the wrong Raccoon Island (in Pender County) in its initial post.
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