Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City hoists two people stranded in marsh near Mockhorn Island, Virginia

Published 9:47 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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The Coast Guard rescued two people beset by weather in the vicinity of Mockhorn Island, Va. on Monday, April 12. 

Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center watchstanders received a report that two individuals were stranded in a marsh on Mockhorn Island and needed assistance, stated a USCG press release. 

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist. 

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Once on scene, the helicopter crew safely hoisted the two individuals and transported them to Norfolk International Airport where they were able to make arrangements to return to their vehicle.



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