Coast Guard rescues man, 2 pets from grounded sailboat

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard rescued a 68-year-old man and his two pets Thursday from a grounded sailboat near Raccoon Island.

The Coast Guard said watch standers were notified that the 36-foot sailboat Scampo with a man, his dog and his cat aboard, ran aground.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

 

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew launched from Station Hobucken and arrived on scene at 1 p.m. The boat crew rescued the man and his two pets and transported them to Oriental Marina & Inn located in Oriental at 2:30 p.m.

No one was hurt, and the owner plans to have the sailboat towed.