Coast Guard rescues two stranded teens in Currituck Sound

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 8:14 PM

CURRITUCK COUNTY, NC-- The Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys Sunday morning after their 16 ft. Jon boat started sinking in Currituck Sound, near aids to navigation marker 99.

Crews responded to a call for helicopter rescue assistance at around 8 a.m. and discovered the teens on the navigation marker platform about an hour later. The MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew then lowered a swimmer, hoisted the two teens into the helicopter and took them to Albemarle Hospital.

Boat crews from the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and Currituck County were on scene but were unable to approach the teens safely.

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