Five Children Rescued After Boat Capsizes

Five children were rescued Friday after their boat flipped over in the Contentnea Creek.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. outside of Snow Hill in Greene County. The children, who appeared to be in the their early teens, say they put the boat in a private ramp off of Beamon Old Creek Road. The boat capsized and they were able to call for help while holding onto the craft.

There's no immediate word why the boat capsized.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 at 07:01 AM
    People of ALL ages "panic" at times. Don't worry mom, people that live on the water understand. Boating 101 is a good idea though.
  • by anonymous 2 on Apr 3, 2010 at 05:22 AM
    To Tug who said: of course school was out today, its a holiday! No such holiday in Pitt County schools. They got their holidays when there was snow on the ground.
  • by T on Apr 3, 2010 at 01:24 AM
    "No immediate word why the boat capsized". Duh Forrest. It flipped because thats what happens when people panic. Glad the kids are doing well. Boating safety 101 people. Not a hard concept to grasp. If you own a boat, take the course. That being said,kids are going to have fun,however after 20 yrs in the USCG, I can ASSURE all readers it is not fun seeing eyes missing, and other body parts eaten by the creatures below. Happy Easter to all, and stoked to see the kids are okay.Later
  • by BIGC Location: TARBORO on Apr 2, 2010 at 10:19 PM
    TO CONCERNED PARENT: You are one of the people that take the fun out of a teenagers life.If the kid is raised properly a young teen needs no supervision, he will be able to make good choice on there own. I was wild as a kid, but i would been on the bank watching them get in the boat telling them how stupid it is.
  • by tug Location: New Bern on Apr 2, 2010 at 09:45 PM
    of course school was out today, its a holiday! I'm not familiar with this creek and how it acts, but I owned my first boat age 12. "Responsible" teens can handle a vessel at this age. That being said, I do hope they learned a life lesson and never underestimate mother nature as well as learn good safe and fun boating habits.
  • by Bunny Location: Greene Co. on Apr 2, 2010 at 09:26 PM
    People don't judge my parenting...I am the parent of three of these teens and they are my pride and joy!!! I and their dad were working and being productive not waiting on handouts. They are ALL great kids just being kids!!! And Yes I learned a lesson ...that I will continue to let them be kids and know that anything can happen at any place and time!!!! They were just enjoying GOOD FRIDAY like they should have been!!!
  • by Concerned Location: Greene County on Apr 2, 2010 at 01:27 PM
    Why would anyone be out on the creek when the water is still rising & flowing rather quickly? They must not have realized how dangerous the water is when the creek is so high.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    i didnt realize school was out today...
  • by concerned parent Location: wayne co on Apr 2, 2010 at 12:23 PM
    And where were the parents? This is unreal. There could of been 5 lives lost but this is afterall Good Friday. Hope they are all well and parents have learned a lesson. Young teens/children should have adult supervision on watercraft/ATV's, etc.

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