Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters who hit jetties near Masonboro Inlet
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard rescued two people who swam to Masonboro Island after their 27-foot boat struck the jetties near Masonboro Inlet and started taking on water, according to a news release.
Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach received a report from New Hanover County Emergency Dispatch about the stranded boaters last night. It was reported one of the boaters had facial injuries.
The Coast Guard launched a crew who rescued the boaters and took them to awaiting EMS at Station Wrightsville Beach.
TowBoatUS is on scene with the vessel conducting salvage.
“The Coast Guard always recommends mariners have reliable communication with them while underway,” said Chief Petty Officer Seth W. Haynes, command duty officer at Sector North Carolina. “A cell phone or VHF radio will allow them to contact help should an emergency occur.”