Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast (Image 1)

A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast.
   
The Coast Guard said the cutter Tarpon reached the 38-foot Sea Heather around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. A 35-year-old man and woman on the boat had called for help Monday night, saying they were exhausted after battling the weather.
   
The couple was brought aboard the cutter, which is towing the Sea Heather to Charleston.
   
A Coast Guard plane from Elizabeth City, North Carolina, went to the scene late Monday and established contact the couple.
   
A commercial tug boat had arrived at the sailboat and stayed with the couple until the Coast Guard arrived.

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