Coast Guard rescues three from Hog Island

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PORTSMOUTH, Va (WAVY) – The Coast Guard rescued a mother, her daughter and her daughter’s friend from Hog Island around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night.

The mother’s boyfriend contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road Command Center watchstanders around 8 p.m. Sunday requesting Coast Guard assistance.

A crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City was dispatched to the scene where they lowered a swimmer, hoisted the mother and two girls into the helicopter and took them to Accomack County Airport in Melfa.

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