Fatal Boating Accident

A Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet boat crew recovered a man's body after good samaritans rescued the other five people from a capsized boat just outside of Hatteras Inlet Saturday afternoon.

Good samaritans aboard two boats recovered the five people in the water at about 4 p.m and then called the Coast Guard.

The station's boat crew recovered the unconscious person with their 25-foot response boat and began CPR.

The man was taken back to the station where EMS pronounced him deceased.

Tow Boat U.S. is planning to recover the capsized 23-foot charter boat Tide Runner.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the cause of the accident.


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  • by Dana Location: dare on May 3, 2010 at 02:45 PM
    I wonder who the good samaritans are? Who the 5 that were rescued? Who the fatality was? Will the heros ever be recognized?
  • by river road Location: washington on May 3, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    So little coverage for such a trajedy!
  • by Lee Location: Henrico on May 2, 2010 at 04:40 PM
    A rescue at sea is an act of heroism, whether by civilians or by Coast Guardsmen. I hope that all those who performed this rescue are properly recognized for their actions.
  • by wondering Location: dare on May 2, 2010 at 10:03 AM
    A short article really no details. How about a up date.
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