Coast Guard rescues 5 from water near Topsail Island

5 people rescued just south of the Outer Banks

TOPSAIL ISLAND, N.C. (WVEC) -- Video released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows crews pulling people from the water as their boat sank off the coast of North Carolina Sunday.

The mayday call to the Coast Guard said the small boat was taking on water fast. Making matters worse, the boaters were in open water, eight-miles off of Topsail Beach.

When rescuers got there, three people already were in the water. Two others, who weren't wearing life jackets, were on top of the overturned boat.

It took the Coast Guard minutes to pull everyone to safety.

Nobody was hurt.


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