- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says four men have been rescued from a boat in New River Inlet.

Officials say in a news release that authorities in Wilmington were notified on Sunday that a 27-foot boat had run aground and was taking on water near New River Inlet at around 5 p.m.

An MH-60 helicopter crew launched and arrived on scene about two hours later.

Officials say one passenger began having chest pains while Coast Guard air crews were en route to the scene. The four men were transferred to Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville where they were met by awaiting EMS.

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