Child, 3 adults rescued after engines fall off boat and it starts sinking off NC coast


OREGON INLET, N.C. (WAVY/WNCN) – The Coast Guard rescued three adults and one child after their 29-foot vessel became disabled on Saturday.

Officials say the “engines fell off” the boat and the vessel then started taking on water a mile off Oregon Inlet.

Coast Guard officials received the initial report from Dare County 911 dispatchers at around 11:45 a.m.

Two 47-foot Motor Life Boat crews from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet responded to the rescue.

When the Coast Gaurd arrived, they were able to pull all four occupants onto their vessel and tow the disabled boat.

The Coast Guard said the occupants along with their vessel were transported into Wanchese Harbor in North Carolina.

No injuries were reported from the incident.

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