Divers rescued three miles off shore

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Submitted: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:37am
Updated: Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:39am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit rescued two divers about three miles off the shore Tuesday afternoon.

The Sheriff’s office says David Bradshaw and Kristi Miller were diving near the Liberty Ship Dive site, when their ship’s anchor became loose, the engine disabled, and the boat started drifting away from the submerged divers.

Deputies were able to locate Miller and Bradshaw after they had surfaced by calling out and using distress whistles.

No one was hurt.


  • taxpayer says:

    boat’s/ship’s anchor didn’t “go missing”?

  • Guest sicntired says:

    Wow. Not even knowing the difference between a “boat” and a “ship” is just ridiculous if you’re trying to report a story.

    I guess all of that extra stuff like someone else being on the boat and the Coast Guard coming out and getting the “boat” going again was unnecessary too.

    What’s the deal with you guys? Do you just not care that much?

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