3 rescued after boat takes on water near Oregon Inlet


ELIZABETH CITY, NC (AP) — The U.S., Coast Guard says crewmembers have helped a fishing boat taking on water east of Oregon Inlet.

Local media outlets report the 43-foot commercial boat had three people aboard when they notified the Coast Guard shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday that the boat was in distress.

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A Coast Guard spokesman said a 47-foot lifeboat was sent to the scene and arrived shortly after 11:30 p.m. Two Coast Guard crew members took a pump to get the water off the fishing boat. The lifeboat escorted the fishing boat to Wanchese.

No injuries were reported.