Coast Guard rescues 2 teens from Currituck Sound - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Coast Guard rescues 2 teens from Currituck Sound

Posted: Updated:
CURRITUCK, N.C. -

The Coast Guard rescued two teens Sunday morning after their Jon boat started taking on water in the Currituck Sound.

Currituck County 911 dispatchers called the Coast Guard around 8 a.m. to request a helicopter for a rescue after the teenage boys' 16-foot Jon boat became disabled and began taking on water in the Currituck Sound near navigation marker 99, according to  a news release from the Coast Guard.

Boat crews from the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Center and Currituck County responded to the area but could not approach the teens safely enough to rescue them.

A helicopter from Coast Guard station Elizabeth City responded to the area around 9 a.m. to find the teens had abandoned the boat and climbed the navigational marker.

The helicopter crew lowered a swimmer, who helped hoist the boys on to the aircraft, which took the teens to Albemarle Hospital to be evaluated by medics. There is no word on their condition.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
  • Biloxi bomb squad disassembles IED

    Biloxi bomb squad disassembles IED

    Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad.
    Authorities say an improvised explosive device found under a vehicle in Vancleave has been disassembled by the Biloxi bomb squad.
  • Motorcycle club altercation leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

    Motorcycle club altercation leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:11:25 GMT
    Two victims were shot in the chest and died. Two other people had non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive, said police.
    Two victims were shot in the chest and died. Two other people had non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive, said police.
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.