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2 rescued after boat capsizes in Beaufort Inlet

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BEAUFORT, N.C. - Two men are safe after their 17-foot boat capsized about one mile southeast of the mouth of the Beaufort Inlet near Morehead City, N.C.

It happened Monday.

The Coast Guard got the call just after noon from a good Samaritan, who reported  two people in the water next to a capsized boat.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat - Small from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, N.C., was dispatched to the scene to rescue the pair. A Sea Tow boatcrew and an Atlantic Beach Marine Patrol boatcrew also responded.

“When we arrived on scene, the people were clinging onto the stern of their boat and wearing life jackets,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Housand, the coxswain aboard the RB-S. "My crew pulled the two men aboard our boat, and we treated them for hypothermia while en route to the station.”

Atlantic Beach Fire Department personnel at Station Fort Macon met the two men, who declined medical treatment.

The boat was righted by Sea Tow personnel, who transported it to Radio Island Boat Ramp in Beaufort, N.C.
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