By CBSBoston.com Staff

PORTSMOUTH, NH (CBS) – The Coast Guard rescued three sailors off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Friday.

Crews were alerted to the incident when an automated emergency system gave the vessel’s location to the Coast Guard at about 4:20 p.m.

When a Coast Guard helicopter arrived, three people were clinging to the overturned 42-foot sailboat about 20 miles offshore.

All three were hoisted up and brought to Pease Air National Guard Base. No injuries were reported.

CBSBoston.com Staff