Coast Guard rescues teen, dad off NC coast

The Coast Guard towed in a disabled boat Sunday southeast of Oregon Inlet. (Coast Guard)

The Coast Guard made a couple of rescues off the North Carolina coast.

On Monday, the Coast Guard rescued a father and daughter Monday one mile east of Bogue Inlet after their personal watercraft became disabled.

Watchstanders at Station Emerald Isle received a report at 12:45 p.m. that a 16-year-old female was on a disabled personal watercraft while her 53-year-old father was in the water.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle launched at 1:05 p.m. and arrived on scene at 1:22 p.m. The boat crew took the personal watercraft in tow and brought it along with the passengers to their dock in Emerald Isle.

"We were glad to find both individuals wearing lifejackets and wetsuits," said Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler McGuinness, coxswain during the rescue. "Because of this, they had increased chances of withstanding the cold elements and saving their energy until we could arrive."

The Coast Guard tows in a disabled boat Sunday.



On Sunday, the Coast Guard towed a disabled fishing vessel with three people aboard 38 miles east-southeast of Oregon Inlet.

Watchstanders at Station Oregon Inlet received a report at 10:20 a.m. that the 32-foot fishing vessel Miss Lilah was disabled.

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet launched at 11:25 a.m. and arrived on scene at 2 p.m. The boat crew took the fishing vessel in tow and arrived at Wanchese Harbor at 9 p.m.

No injuries were reported in either case.

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