Coast Guard rescues stranded duck hunters, dog in Pamlico Sound

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HOBUCKEN, N.C. (WNCN)  – The Coast Guard rescued five duck hunters and their dog after the group’s boat ran aground in the Pamlico Sound.

The duck hunters used a cellphone to call for help just before 6 a.m. Tuesday. 

Their 23-foot boat ran aground and was partially underwater near Big Porpoise Point, the Coast Guard said. 

A Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew at Station Hobucken was alerted and responded. 

“It’s great that they contacted us as soon as they ran into trouble,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Fischer, coxswain during the case. “Cold water and weather temperatures can complicate things and turn a bad situation to worse very fast.”

The rescued hunters and their dog were taken to Re Mayo marina in Hobucken. 

No one was injured and the boat will be salvaged by the owner, the Coast Guard said. 

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