Coast Guard rescues four from disabled vessel off Southern Shores

Published 9:48 am Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Four mariners were rescued off the coast of Southern Shores Tuesday morning after their vessel became disabled.

According to USCG Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann, the call came in after the Bald Eagle II had become disabled and was drifting closer to shore. A rescue team from U.S. Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City hoisted all four people who were aboard the vessel to safety. No injuries were reported.

Mike Reeves, who photographed the scene, reported that the rescue was in the area near East Dogwood trail.

Lehmann reports that a plan is being created at this time for the disabled vessel itself.

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