Monday, May 26, 2014

Coast Guard Rescues 3 Stranded On Hog Island, Va.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard rescued a mother, her daughter and the daughter's friend Sunday after the three were lost and disorientated on Hog Island, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The boyfriend of the mother contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Road Command Center watchstanders at approximately 8 p.m. Sunday and requested Coast Guard assistance.

Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders dispatched a crew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

The helicopter crew arrived on scene at approximately 9:30 p.m. and located the trio.

The helicopter crew lowered a swimmer, hoisted the mother and two girls into the helicopter and took them to Accomack County Airport in Melfa.

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