Coast Guard

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Three people were rescued from a capsized sailboat off Portsmouth on Friday afternoon.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s First District, auxiliary Coast Guard watchstanders received signals from emergency beacons just before 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Coast Guard crews flew about 20 miles off the coast to the overturned vessel, a 42-foot Triad sailboat.

They hoisted three people to safety, and flew back to the Pease Air National Guard base before 7:15 p.m. Friday.

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