Video: US Coast Guard launches dramatic rescue

The US Coast Guard rescued four people on Tuesday afternoon (US time) after their boat flipped in the Atlantic Ocean.

A Coast Guard officer said they were alerted by a satellite distress beacon late in the afternoon, and sent a helicopter out.

The boat was located, with four people clinging to the sinking vessel. A rescue swimmer was lowered to aid them.

No one was injured during the ordeal - in fact they managed to capture the action on their camera.

Watch the video.