U.S. Coast Guard airlifts Hurricane Florence victim and dog to safety

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The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of two Hurricane Florence victims -- one human and one animal -- trapped by rising waters in North Carolina. (U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City)

The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue of two Hurricane Florence victims -- one human and one animal -- trapped by rising waters.

Video taken by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City showed first responders lifting the trapped resident and dog into an MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter in Onslow County, North Carolina.

Since the storm first impacted the region last Thursday, state, local and federal agencies have performed hundreds of water rescues around the Carolinas.

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