Coast Guard Rescues Nine Boaters Near O.C.


Rescuers plucked nine people from the sea near Ocean City July 28 after their boat sank, according to the Coast Guard.

About 10:30 a.m, passengers aboard a 38-foot boat about 46 miles east of Ocean City radioed for assistance, saying that the boat was taking on water, the Coast Guard said. The boat sank about a half hour later.

A Coast Guard air crew stationed in Elizabeth City, N.C., which had been helping another boat nearby, helped pull the nine passengers of the boat from the water. The passengers of two boats which happened to be in the area also helped, the Coast Guard said.

A Coast Guard life boat crew stationed in Ocean City ferried all nine passengers -- some of whom had been injured-- back to the shore to be treated, the Coast Guard said.

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