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(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — Video captured the U.S. Coast Guard rescuing a millionaire Pinterest investor and four other crew members after their $2.5 million catamaran malfunctioned.

The incident happened about 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina on Friday afternoon.

Video of the rescue shows the crew members – including Brian Cohen, a Pinterest investor – being plucked from the churning water via helicopter.

“There was 40 knot winds and 13 foot seas and they took a wave over their bow that appeared to be a little bit too much for their boat and the mast split in half,” said Coast Guard Officer First Class Allen Facenda.

The boat – dubbed “The Rainmaker” – was profiled by Forbes last year.

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