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3 rescued after sailboat overturns

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 19:23:12-04

KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. – All three passengers on a 14-foot sailboat made it to shore safely after it overturned Monday afternoon, according to Deputy Chief Tim Riley with Currituck County Fire and EMS.

The sailboat overturned around 4 p.m. All three passengers were not wearing life jackets, but had flotation devices that they used to buoy themselves.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department assisted by bringing a boat and helping the three to shore.

No injuries were reported.