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The Coast Guard is responding to a disabled sailboat with four people aboard in the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday approximately 300 miles east of Cape Henry, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., hoisted the people aboard the helicopter and took the to the air station.


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Date Taken:01.14.2014

Date Posted:01.14.2014 5:12PM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:319631

VIRIN:140114-G-ZZ999-001

Filename:DOD_101084364

Length:00:09:59

Location:VA, US

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