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Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City hoists two people stranded in marsh near Mockhorn Island, Virginia

The Coast Guard rescued two people beset by weather in the vicinity of Mockhorn Island, Va. on Monday, April 12. 

Coast Guard Sector Virginia Command Center watchstanders received a report that two individuals were stranded in a marsh on Mockhorn Island and needed assistance, stated a USCG press release. 

Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to assist. 

Once on scene, the helicopter crew safely hoisted the two individuals and transported them to Norfolk International Airport where they were able to make arrangements to return to their vehicle.

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