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Oak Island Coast Guard crews rescue sailboat off Bald head Island

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By Staff Report

Coast Guard crews out of Oak Island retrieved a disabled sailboat stuck in heavy waves and high winds Thursday night.

PA1 Brandyn Hill of the Coast Guard 5th District public affairs office reported Friday that five people were trapped on the boat overnight.

Trevor Miller contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center from the Emmanuel, a 63-foot sailboat, at approximately 9:15 p.m. Thursday, requesting assistance.

The sailboat lost power approximately 30 miles southeast of Bald Head Island.


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