Sailors rescued near Cape Hatteras coast

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    CAPE HATTERAS (WWAY) — Two sailors were rescued Monday morning 30 miles east off the coast of Cape Hatteras after their yacht began to flood.

    It happened around 3 a.m. Monday morning. A crew member aboard the vessel contacted the Coast Guard to report that they were in need of assistance.

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    Several North Carolina Coast Guard crews helped to first rescue the sailors, and then stop the flooding aboard the vessel.

    A multiple Coast Guard unit towing evolution was able to get the yacht to the safe haven of Beaufort, NC.