By Outer Banks Voice on October 10, 2021
Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a report via 911 at approximately 4:15 p.m. of a capsized canoe with two people aboard. The reporting source witnessed the canoe capsize but reported having one percent battery life remaining.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was launched as well as a 24-foot shallow water special purpose craft boat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet.
Also searching are the Hyde County Sheriff’s Department, North Carolina Wildlife and North Carolina Park Services.