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Two rescued from the Shallotte Inlet after boat capsizes


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Two people are safe after they were rescued by the Coast Guard in the Shallotte Inlet when their boat capsized Sunday.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Station Oak Island watchstanders just after noon Sunday, reporting a capsized boat and two people in the water with life jackets.

The flat-bottomed skiff capsized near Shallotte. Holden Beach and Tri Beach water rescue, along with the Coast Guard Station Oak Island, assisted in the rescue.

The two people found clinging to the overturned vessel were pulled aboard the rescue boat, already showing signs of hypothermia.

The two people were then taken to the Inlet View restaurant, where they were met by an awaiting ambulance crew.

The victims were treated for hypothermia, and a Coast Guard Captain says the life jackets helped save their lives.

Sea Tow salvaged the boat.

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