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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  • by Steve K and Family Location: USS Russell (DDG59) on Sep 27, 2009 at 01:16 AM
    Ace and Maria were close friends. They were a close couple that lived each day for each other! Our hearts and prayers go to the family.
  • by Maria's Friend Location: Virginia Beach on Sep 22, 2009 at 01:40 PM
    Maria was my friend. We worked out together, in the same workout classes. She could outlift me any day of the week! My wife and I am deeply saddened by this terrible news, and we are praying for her and her family.
  • by Becky Location: washington on Sep 22, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    RE: CANT BELIEVE- You know what is sad? People who pick out small errors and forget about the real sad story. A woman died. My prayers go out to the family.If this was your family, how would you feel if the only comment was concerning errors!
  • by Moderator Location: WITN on Sep 22, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    Thank you for notifying us about the typing error on the county name. It has been corrected.
  • by Can't Believe Location: I Read That on Sep 22, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    Very sad. So, the poor woman was from CAMBEN COUNT, huh? And just where is that, pray-tell?
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