UPDATE: Name Of Boating Accident Victim Released

We now know the name of the woman killed in a Pastquotank boating accident Sunday.

46 year-old Maria Lassiter of South Mills in Camden Count died Sunday, that's according to several newspapers, as the state wildlife resources commission investigates. The reports say the woman and her husband, Armstead Lassiter, were thrown into the water when their motorboat made a sharp turn in the Pasquotank river. Maria Lassiter was pronounced dead at the hospital. The investigation is still going on.

Original Story: A woman is dead after something went terribly wrong on a river in the East.

The Coast Guard says the Pasquotank County 911 Center called the Coast Guard at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, when a boat was spotted going in circles in the Pasquotank River, east of Weeksville.

Officials say the boat was empty, but there were people in the water.

A Coast Guard boat got to the couple as the man was carrying his wife out of the river in the shallow water.

Crews performed CPR and taken to the hospital, but she did not survive.

Her name has not been released, and the death is under investigation by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.


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