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.
@USCG crews successfully rescued 3 Mariners off Portsmouth, #NH after their EPIRB transmitted a distress signal.— USCGNortheast (@USCGNortheast) July 17, 2021
The Mariners clung to the 42-foot sailing vessel’s hull until hoisted and brought safely to Pease Air National Guard Base where EMS was waiting. No injuries reported pic.twitter.com/n1Ns2jeGDd