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U.S. Coast Guard rescues 4 men from disabled trawler

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard says four men were rescued from a fishing vessel off the North Carolina coast on Tuesday morning.  The vessel, named Bald Eagle II, became disabled and was drifting towards the shore when they contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina.  A helicopter crew and boat crew were deployed to rescue the men from the cold, 56-degree water.  The four men were wearing survival suits to prevent hypothermia when the rescue helicopter arrived and hoisted them to safety.  The men were transported to Elizabeth City. No injuries were reported.  

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.