Coast Guard rescues 3 kayakers near Southport, NC
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their kayak overturned Saturday near Southport, North Carolina.
A Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oak Island, North Carolina, notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington at 6:15 p.m. that they had found three people in the water near a submerged kayak in the Intracoastal Waterway, near Howells Point, North Carolina.
All three people were wearing life jackets.
Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued a safety marine information broadcast at 6:16 p.m. notifying mariners of the submerged kayak.
The RB-S crew pulled the three people from the water and transported them back to their nearby dock.
“These three people made a great decision when they chose to wear life jackets while kayaking today,” said Petty Officer 1st Michael Pate, coxswain for the case. “Life jackets aren’t just for mariners – they are for everyone enjoying activities on the water, and they make a big difference when something unexpected happens.”