WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued four men from a boat in the New River Inlet Sunday.
Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington were notified around 5 p.m. a 27-foot boat ran aground and was taking on water near New River Inlet, the Coast Guard said.
An MH-60 helicopter crew launched and arrived on scene about 7 p.m.
It was reported one passenger experienced chest pains while Coast Guard air crews were en route.
The four men were hoisted and transferred to Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina where they were met by awaiting EMS.