Coast Guard rescues 5 after boat capsizes in Oregon Inlet

(U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet)

OREGON INLET, N.C (WAVY) – The Coast Guard rescued five people after a boat capsized on the Oregon Inlet Bar.

Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet was notified at 5 p.m. for a 54-foot fishing boat that flipped in the surf, east of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge. A boat crew was launched to the scene.

Upon arrival, the boat crew spotted the vessel capsized in rough water, along with numerous pieces of debris in the water.

The crew spotted five people wearing life jackets on board all huddled together, struggling to stay together and above water.

(U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet)

The crew was able to get to the people to safety.

The five people were transported back to the Station where Dare County EMS was awaiting to assist and transport to local hospital. A woman was flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with a back injury.