First responders rescue boaters off Fort Macon

First responders rescue boaters Friday afternoon off Fort Macon State Park after a boat capsized. All the boaters were reportedly brought to safety. (Contributed photo)

Editor's note: This article was updated at 6:56 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2020, with more information. 

ATLANTIC BEACH — First responders rescued four boaters Friday off the coast near Fort Macon State Park after their boat capsized.

A call went out over the emergency scanner just after 3 p.m. Friday about a capsized vessel near Fort Macon.

According to crews with the Atlantic Beach Fire Department, the vessel capsized amid rough water near the rock jetty at Fort Macon.

Crews from Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries and TowBoatUS deployed to the capsized vessel, with four reported subjects in the water, two adults and two juveniles.

“All were accounted for, retrieved and taken to awaiting ambulance for evaluation and mild hypothermia but no transport to hospital was necessary,” according to ABFD Chief Mike Simpson.

Scanner reports said heavy wave action was present at the time.

 

Contact Mike Shutak at 252-723-7353, email mike@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter at @mikesccnt.

 

 

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ATLANTIC BEACH — First responders rescued four boaters Friday off the coast near Fort Macon State Park after their boat capsized.

A call went out over the emergency scanner just after 3 p.m. Friday about a capsized vessel near Fort Macon.

Crews from Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon deployed to a capsized vessel, with four reported subjects in the water, two adults and two juveniles.

Scanner reports said heavy wave action was present at the time. All four boaters were reportedly brought to shore, with no other boaters unaccounted for.

 

This is a developing report.

 

Contact Mike Shutak at 252-723-7353, email mike@thenewstimes.com; or follow on Twitter at @mikesccnt.

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