U.S. Coast Guard assists boat taking on water on Neuse River

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WVEC) -- One man was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after his boat started taking on water.

Thursday evening around 6:45 p.m. watchstanders received a call that a 25-foot boat was taking on water near the mouth of the Bay River.

A Coast Guard response boat left from Station Hobucken. North Carolina. When the crew arrived on scene they began removing the water, then towed the boat to River Dunes Harbor Club and Marina in Oriental, North Carolina.

“We recommend that all mariners keep reliable communications equipment like radios on board, which this gentleman did,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jared Stanton, operations unit controller for the case. “If your boat starts to take on water or another emergency occurs, having a radio on board will enable you to call for help immediately, and to reach a wider range of people.”

No further information was released.

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