By Outer Banks Voice on December 7, 2021
Update from U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic: The owner of the Bald Eagle had contracted a salvage company to remove the vessel and we’re overseeing the process. Currently, the vessel is grounded on the coast of Duck.
Update from the Town of Southern Shores: The Town is monitoring and in communication with Dare County Emergency Management and the Coast Guard on the status of the disabled fishing boat in the vicinity of the Trout Run beach access. We are thankful the fishing vessel’s crew has been safely removed and for the efforts of the Coast Guard and first responders. Efforts are underway to safely remove the boat, please keep a safe distance and allow the responders to do their job safely. The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the vessel throughout the night.
The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting the rescue of four crew members from a disabled fishing boat in the waters off of Southern Shores on the morning of Dec. 7.
According to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann, Sector North Carolina received communication at about 7:30 a.m. that the vessel, Bald Eagle II, was disabled and drifting toward the shore, despite having dropped the anchor. A helicopter was then dispatched to the scene from the Coast Guard base in Elizabeth City and all four people on the vessel were lifted to safety.
There may be more details released later.