Virginia man rescued by Nags Head responders

By on September 18, 2020

Salmon, in blue jacket, after his rescue. (Photo by Ray Turner of East Carolina Radio)

This account comes from Ray Turner of East Carolina Radio, an eyewitness to this rescue in the sound off Jockey’s Ridge 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.

Scott Salmon, 58, a resident of Northern Virginia, was in his 14-foot sunfish sailboat off Jockey’s Ridge this afternoon when his rotor came loose, and he was swept out into the sound. He was able to wave his arms and signal to passersby on the Pirates Cove Bridge. A couple from Baltimore MD notified the Nags Head Police Department. Nags Head Fire Department personnel was able to retrieve Salmon and return him safely to dry land.




  • RAJ

    Was it a router or rudder?

    Friday, Sep 18 @ 5:13 pm
  • MARK

    I hate when my ROUTER falls off my sailboat good thing my sailboat is analog and uses a RUDDER.

    Friday, Sep 18 @ 5:24 pm
  • CLH

    The heck with his Rotor AKA a Rudder, you going to tell me this guy didnt have a Anchor on that vessel or a hand held UHF Radio, Cell phone, Air horn, Whistle, Flares !!!
    That his only means of signaling for help was waving his @#$& arms around, if this would have been Oregon Inlet this would be a article about a missing boater !!!
    Boating class’s should be mandatory just like driver license are to operate a vehicle.

    Saturday, Sep 19 @ 8:17 am