Quantcast

Coast Guard saves 4 off Virginia coast - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Coast Guard saves 4 off Virginia coast

Posted: Updated:

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard says crews saved four people and assisted others off the Virginia and North Carolina coasts.

Officials say the Coast Guard with the assistance of the Navy responded to a total of five sailboats in distress off the Atlantic Coast on Thursday and Friday.

Four people were hoisted by helicopter from a 41-foot sailboat participating in the Salty Dawg Rally. The crew had sent out a distress signal stating that they were taking on water about 230 miles east of Virginia Beach.

The helicopter refueled aboard the USS Vella Gulf.

The Coast Guard responded to several other boats to follow up on distress signals, including helping a 54-foot sailboat that was disabled about 100 miles east of Oregon Inlet, N.C.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 27 Arrests Made In Greenville Co. Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:45:42 GMT
    The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
    The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
  • Swim warnings at public beach points in Atlantic Beach

    Swim warnings at public beach points in Atlantic Beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:32:25 GMT
    Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach.Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
    The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program issues warnings for two beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
    The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program issues warnings for two beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
  • Ayden leaders take some heat as they try to tackle flooding issues

    Ayden leaders take some heat as they try to tackle flooding issues

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:16:10 GMT
    The Town of Ayden heard from frustrated residents as they held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss concerns about flooding and storm water infrastructure.
    The Town of Ayden heard from frustrated residents as they held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss concerns about flooding and storm water infrastructure.
  • Events Calendar

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD PHOTO/VIDEO TO
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.