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5th District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Sept. 01, 2012

Contact: 5th District Public Affairs

Office: (757) 398-6272

Coast Guard assists 3 from sailboat taking on water near Elizabeth City, NC

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard assisted three people aboard a sailboat that was taking on water in the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, N.C., Saturday.

A member aboard the Grace, a 32-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 2:45 p.m. reporting their boat hit a submerged piling, were taking on water and had 14 inches of water in the boat.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat - Small from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City to assist. Once on scene, the RB-S crew removed the three people from the boat and took them to Lambs Marina in Camden, N.C.

Tow Boat U.S. is scheduled to salvage the boat.

The sailboat is not blocking the channel and there are no reports of pollution.

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