Good Samaritan and Coast Guard rescue missing divers

Posted at 7:28 AM, Jun 04, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-04 07:28:01-04

On Sunday, the Coast Guard and a citizen teamed up to rescue divers after they were separated from their boat near the coast of Beaufort, N.C

A crewmember on the “Sand Tiger” reported the missing divers.

The Coast Guard rescued the two divers who were a half mile from their boat within 20 minutes of getting the call.

A good Samaritan also helped the Coast Guard during the search and they recovered two more divers.

Crewmembers aboard a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Fort Macon in North Carolina, who were already underway, were diverted to the dive incident and escorted the vessel back to the station.