United States Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued 14 sailors from two life rafts after the 3-masted ship Bounty foundered in the storm-tossed Atlantic Ocean off Hatteras, N.C. this morning.

RELATED: Photos Reveal Bounty Sinking

The first MH-60 Jayhawk crew arrived on scene at approximately 6:30 a.m. and hoisted five people into the aircraft, and a second helicopter arrived and rescued nine people and all were taken to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., with no life-threatening conditions. U.S. Coast Guard video by Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

The Captain of the Bounty remains missing and 1 woman has been recovered.

NBC’s Today Show got a hold of the U.S. Coast Guard crew who conducted the rescue, as well as the Bounty’s owner. Check it out.

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  • Anna Hawthorne

    Clarity, precision & accurate effort by US Coast Guard pilots, swim rescue specialists and team on board MH-60 Jayhawks… successful mission~ appreciation, admiration & respect.

  • Brent

    Good work to the brave USCG!

  • Tim Goldsmith

    That must have been some nasty weather they were flying in. Having been hoisted by an HH-52 while serving at CGAS Traverse City I know there is rotor wash beneath the helicopter. Looking at the helo rescues on Coast Guard Alaska/Florida on The Weather Channel I know the current helos generate the same wash and I’ll be darn if I can see any wash in that video. There must have been some hellacious winds to deflect the wash. That crew earned their pay that day. A big BZ to the crew and their training.

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