Two people rescued after boat capsizes in Albemarle Sound

By on June 8, 2018

The Coast Guard rescued two people Friday from the Albemarle Sound south of Perquimans County after their boat overturned one mile off Reed Point.

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 had capsized and two people were in distress.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Base 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,” Haba said.

Recent posts in this category

Recent posts in this category

Not a local

Apparently, people assume that folks know what a “sound” is. Consider the fact that DeeDee Jarrett knew it was a bass boat which was written in the article BELOW the mention of Albemarle Sound. And consider the fact that she asked if it was normal “at the OBX” rather than “here in the OBX”. Maybe she just doesn’t know as much as you do. Give her the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping in and commenting something non-relevant and snarky. THAT is a growing thing lately…


Apparently people don’t bother to read the articles before commenting. This is a growing thing lately.

Steve Barrow

It wasn’t in the “Atlantic”, was in Albemarle Sound, average depth about 8 feet.

DeeDee Jarrett

Is this normal at the OBX, Atlantic to take a bass boat out? I think one was a local so maybe it is…