Five Rescued In Bogue Inlet

There's been another rescue in the Bogue Inlet in Carteret County.

The U.S. Coast Guard says five people ended up in the water after their 18-foot center-console boat capsized near Emerald Isle.

All five were wearing life vests, and a good Samaritan got two people out of the water, while the Coast Guard pulled the other three to safety. The Coast Guard says no one was inured.

Since last Friday a total of 10 people have now been rescued in the Bogue Inlet.

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  • by Michael Hurd Location: Maysville on Jul 23, 2010 at 05:54 AM
    Wow, I could not agree more with the comment "Be sharp and stay alert for wave action change along the shore line!" Bogue Inlet can change in a moment’s notice...I left Browns Inlet one morning and headed to Bogue....within a half an hour the seas state went from 2-3 to 3-5....I have a 22ft Carolina Skiff...the wave action changed so drastically that I had to watch every wave that came. I dodged in and out all the way to was started to come a battle to not flip the boat...when I arrived at Bogue I was in shock as to how it had changed...white water everywhere. There was a small 16 footer between me and the shoreline. The boat had four people in it…they were locals…trust me, I have fished all my life….own three boats 22 to 45 footer…there is no fish worth the boat or more importantly, your life. Rules for the inlet….once you commit…you commit…there is no turning around in the inlet…it only takes one wave to make a bad day turn into a nightmare!!!! Be safe!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 at 09:30 AM
    Bouge isn't the inlet to play around in a small boat in on a rough day. I've been out the inlet in a 15 foot boat several times, but you have to be intenet with every move and there's no turning back once you start out until you're into deeper water. HAving 5 people in an 18 footer is also overloaded in most cases, which makes the boat handle pretty badly when trying to use throttle and balance to keep the boat where you need it to be. Chances are the driver of the boat tried to turn back in the middle of the inlet after realizing it was a mistake to be going out there. In my young and dumb days I almost lost a 29ft Fountain trying to turn around in there on a rough day.
  • by local Location: jville on Jul 21, 2010 at 02:25 PM
    A word of warning to the not yet seadogs: Bogue inlet is the real deal and it has teeth! Your boat handling skills had better be sharp and stay alert for wave action change along the shore line! Rules to follow in or around the inlet #1 WEAR your PFD's #2 Going seaward Keep your speed steady, bow up and everyone sitting #3 heading inland apply rule #2 allso during your approach watch the wave action and position your boat to ride the back of the wave NOT THE FRONT! WORD OF DANGER about reversings course near the mouth of the inlet and a quater mile seaward, to include your boats capacity (people&gear) a loaded boat is DANGEROUS! Besafe and take a boating course and earn your sealegs.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2010 at 01:25 PM
    An 18 foot boat with 5 people on board had no business attempting to navigate Bogue Inlet while Small Craft Warnings were in effect. I'll bet the "captain?" knows that now.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Jul 21, 2010 at 12:55 PM
    That inlet is a hazard unless you know where, when, and how to run it. Maybe they will come sidecast dredge it again soon. That works so well.
  • by wellalright Location: enc on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:12 AM
    at least the CG is staying busy this summer!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    What is going on in the water around it just people that don't know what they're doing?

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