• 79°

VIDEO: Coast Guard rescues two from overturned boat in Albemarle Sound

The Coast Guard rescued two people after their boat overturned one mile off Reed Point in the Albemarle Sound Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a notification from Perquimans County 911 at 3:40 p.m., reporting a 16-foot bass boat capsized and two people were in distress. 

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City was diverted and an HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City were dispatched to assist.

The rescue helicopter crew arrived on-scene shortly after notification, hoisted the boaters aboard and brought them to awaiting emergency medical services.

“Wearing life jackets is essential boating safety regardless the type of vessel and regardless of the distance offshore,” said Lt. Rebekah Haba, the pilot of the responding Jayhawk helicopter. “In addition to lifejackets, marine band radios are highly recommended to alert us to trouble quickly and accurately.”

News

Kill Devil Hills Police Department warns of phone scam

News

Ocracoke Express passenger ferry service starts Monday, reservations now available

News

American mink: Seldom seen on Pea Island

News

Searchers comb river for missing tubers after group goes over dam in NC

News

Teen sleeping in hammock attacked by bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Crime

North Carolina man convicted by federal jury of drug and firearm charges

Lifestyles

Lifeguards enjoy Lions fish fry

News

Small plane crashes near North Carolina drag strip, claiming life of pilot

Crime

North Carolina man accused of kidnapping hoax to scam grandparents

Lifestyles

The Little Free Pantry: Helping to fight hunger in Dare County

Currituck

Moyock residents share flooding concerns

News

Three dead, two missing after tubers go over North Carolina dam

News

Columbia officials issue reminder about what goes down drains

News

Veterans’ tax exemption expanded in bill clearing North Carolina House

News

Child of North Carolina police officer dies in shooting

Crime

North Carolina man faces multiple charges after hitting police cars, sparking chase

Currituck

Currituck approves 2021-22 budget, wild horse management agreement

Crime

Two Virginia men arrested after vehicle pursuit from Nags Head to Roanoke Island

Business

Donation supports this year’s Inshore Slam

News

North Carolina election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Crime

North Carolina man sentenced to over 28 years in prison for drug and firearm charges

News

Several speak out against mask requirements at Dare County Schools

News

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate North Carolina abortion ban

Crime

North Carolina man accused of firing at police substation charged in deaths of family members