Coast Guard rescues sailboat captain and crew as Navy chopper from Bush assisted

Both helicopter crews arrived on scene at about 8:15 p.m. The Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted the people and transported them to Air Station Elizabeth City in good condition. No injuries were reported.

Rescued were vessel owner Frank W. Rawley, 55, Douglas Rider, 58, Lorette Medwel, 55, and a 14-year-old male. The survivors were sailing from Beaufort to Pensacola.

Sailboat skipper of Bad Cat needed hoist to hospital by Coast Guard

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 68-year-old man Friday from a sailboat 127 miles east of Virginia Beach. A crewman aboard the 37-foot sailboat Bad Cat contacted Coast Guard 5th District Command Center watchstanders via a satellite phone at approximately 12:24 p.m. to report the captain of the vessel was suffering from a skin infection.