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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 2:21 pm

OCRACOKE The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two people Saturday aboard a sailboat that was taking on water in the Pamlico Sound near Ocracoke.

The crew of the Sea-Ya, a 22-foot sailboat, contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 1:10 p.m. requesting assistance due to their boat taking on water.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Ocracoke and a 47-foot motor life boat from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet.

Another boater also arrived on scene and transferred one of the two crewmembers from the Sea-Ya onto their boat.

The Coast Guard crew transferred the other crewmember to the Sea-Ya to assist in dewatering. Once the life boat crew arrived on scene, the Sea-Ya was towed to Ocracoke.

The remaining Sea-Ya crewmember and Coast Guard crewmember were transferred to the rescue boat.

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