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US Coast Guard saves North Carolina catamaran sailors in dramatic helicopter rescue

Four Canadian sailors were plucked from an overturned catamaran U.S. Coast Guardsmen in a daring helicopter rescue caught on camera. 

The Moon Dragon, a 60-foot charter yacht that sails between the Mid-Atlantic and Virgin Islands, capsized about 140 miles offshore from Wilmington, North Carolina, on Saturday afternoon, per the agency. 

None of the extracted passengers were injured, the agency said a day after the incident. 

Although the sailors were extracted, their vessel reportedly remains in the water, floating upside down, and is a hazard for other boaters in the area. 

The Coast Guard responded to 19,790 search and rescue cases last year and saved 3,560 lives, per an agency fact sheet

Christina Coulter is a U.S. and World reporter for Fox News Digital. Email story tips to christina.coulter@fox.com.

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