WILMINGTON, N.C. — Five boaters are safe after their boat capsized about eight miles off the North Carolina coast.

The U.S. Coast Guard say the boaters were plucked from the Atlantic Ocean early Sunday. Two were sitting on the capsized boat’s hull and only three people had life jackets.

The Coast Guard says they responded with a spotter airplane and two boats after getting a marine mayday call.

A towing company salvaged the capsized vessel.