Couple Rescued From Bogue Sound

A couple had to be rescued from the Bogue Sound Thursday morning after their boat capsized.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. just in front of the Division of Marine Fisheries dock. A man and a woman were on the 14-foot sailboat out enjoying the day when strong current and winds capsized their boat as they were attempting to make a turn.

The boat ran into the Marine Fisheries dock, and employees then heard the two people yelling for help. The couple was not hurt and the boat was towed to shore.

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  • by Holly Location: Beaufort on Jun 25, 2010 at 07:53 PM
    My dad was one of the men taht helped rescue the couple! Im proud to call him daddy!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jun 25, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    To can't say, I'd love to buy that guy a beer. It's good that you do have heroes out there. They put their lives on the line just to save that couple.
  • by Laura Location: Beaufort on Jun 25, 2010 at 05:52 AM
    The rescuers were actually employees of Shellfish Sanitation. Great Job guys! :)
  • by concerned Location: nc on Jun 25, 2010 at 05:37 AM
    These guys were employees of the Shellfish Sanitation and Rec. Water Quality Section. GREAT JOB GUYS!
  • by mindy on Jun 25, 2010 at 05:20 AM
    OH, i am SOOO glad everyone is fine. That is why I bought my new beautiful Cabin cruiser. The smaller boats just scare me so badly and turn over so easily. In my cabin cruiser I feel secure. So glad they are ok.
  • by you know it.. on Jun 24, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    not only local guys but a local ride in the Jones Brothers Bataeu save the day.. solid guys and solid boat.. glad everyone is okay.. that current can be brutal through there..
  • by Can't Say Location: DMF MHC 2nd floor on Jun 24, 2010 at 01:17 PM
    The captain of the "rescue vessel" is a Marshallberger so those of us watching from the building knew he would save the day. Somebody buy the man a beer!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Truth Location: Reality on Jun 24, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    Glad they are safe! Great pic, WITN! Shame ya can't really see it! :-\
  • by red, white, and blue on Jun 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM
    now thats the stuff that makes America, America! Looking at the picture; if im guessing right; those two boys/men,broke it down to the 'boxers', and are hanging 30% of the way off the front of a 'Carolina Skiff', in white water, downstream of the current. kudos to them and a nice move on the part of whomever is piloting that craft. awesome story with the perfect picture to prove it! just plain guts and glory.
  • by Happy Location: Washington on Jun 24, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    I love happy endings! I am so glad that they are OK!! Thanks to the folks who helped!

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