Coast Guard rescues two teens in Currituck Sound - WNCT

Coast Guard rescues two teens in Currituck Sound

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. -

The Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys this morning, after their 16-foot Jon boat started taking on water in the Currituck Sound near navigation marker 99.

Currituck County dispatch contacted the Coast Guard at around 8 a.m., requesting a helicopter for rescue assistance. A crew dispatched from Elizabeth City arrived on the scene at approximately 9 a.m. The two teenage boys had abandoned their boat and climbed up navigation marker 99.

There were boat crews from the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission and Currituck County on scene, but they were unable to approach the boys safely.

The helicopter crew lowered a swimmer into the water, and hoisted the two teens into the helicopter. They were then taken to Albemarle Hospital.

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