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Video: Coast Guard hoists pilots after Navy jet crash off N.C. coast

Posted at 8:20 PM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 23:54:00-04

OREGON INLET, N.C. - The U.S. Coast Guard has released a video showing  Navy pilots being hoisted from the water after a crash off of North Carolina's coast.

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There were two pilots in each jet and all four were rescued. "We're just really glad that everyone seems like they're going to be okay," said Derick Ansley, one of the rescue swimmers.

The Coast Guard reported that the crew of the 48-foot-yacht Pammy recovered all four pilots.  The Coast Guard helicopter then hoisted the pilots and transported them to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Two were retrieved from the deck of the yacht, while the other two were hoisted directly from the water, according to Coast Guard 5th District External Affairs Lieutenant Commander Krystyn Pecora.