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Is certainly a big story have to do directly with the storm the Coast Guard is already hard at work today and one dramatic rescue continues right now.
As we speak off the coast of North Carolina and it's not a typical shift the tall ship called the H and S bounty it's a replica.
The one made famous in the film mute -- on the Downey caught in hurricane sandy taking on water and forcing the crew.
To abandon ship joining us on the phone now -- an -- -- -- he's North Carolina sector commander of the US Coast Guard captain.
-- what's the latest with this rescue.
We had that sixteen crewmembers on board that eventually had to leave the vessel -- that I was thinking.
Helicopters from air station Elizabeth City that arrived on scene.
They've recovered best fourteen of those passengers.
They're back on -- get air station Elizabeth City and I appear to be in good health and now apparently we have.
Two people who are unaccounted for this time and we've got -- aircraft on scene.
Conducted a search.
The fourteen passengers that you were able to recover at this time were they on lifeboats.
They had they had.
Like -- -- emergencies on board they had like perhaps but.
With 820 foot seas a couple of made in the light -- and and some of -- we ended -- -- -- -- right out of the -- And it still unaccounted for is that.
What you believed to be -- situation right now in -- is -- suits but.
In the water yet that's our understanding is and as we yes.
We believe that they were washed over that overboard as they were trying to get into the like -- And now washed away like our understanding is they do have emergency -- and and let them hopefully that'll facilitate our our find them sometimes you.
And we certainly well all hope for the best there what's the conditions out there what are your crews dealing -- Well they -- conditions -- -- eighteenth 120 foot.
These would -- makes it extremely difficult to have to find people in the water -- any even more difficult to avoid that incredibly.
A dangerous and challenging evolution but is that we were able to get fourteen of them.
Also last forty forty knot wind has been reported so it's it's definitely a very challenging -- conditions -- -- And certainly sounds like at the -- for -- reports about the ship has it sunk completely.
That last reported it -- bank but not you know not.
To the ocean floor it was just below the surface via the -- was still visible.
Well we'll certainly again keep our thoughts and prayers with your crew with a two that are still out there Anderson -- we're getting some video iciness.
As we -- to -- some of the rescue in the great work -- the Coast Guard does not only -- -- daylight today but but every day captain thank you for the update.
Will stay close with the latest information thank you very much sir thank.
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