DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) - A 28-year-old man was rescued by the Coast Guard Wednesday evening after his boat capsized in the Oregon Inlet near the Bonner Bridge in Nags Head.
After another boater noticed the man waving his arms on top of his vessel, they contacted Dare County dispatcher who alerted the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 6:15 p.m., according to the US Coast Guard.
North Carolina Coast Guards then sent out a crew on a 25-foot-boat from their station in the Oregon Inlet. The crew arrived on the scene at 6:30 p.m. and were able to rescue the man from the water. The watchstanders took him back to the Station Oregon Inlet where they were met by emergency medical crews.
"Thanks to the quick actions and attentiveness of another boater in the area and close coordination between Dare County 911 and the Coast Guard, we were able to quickly resolve a very dangerous situation," said Lt. Kevin Sullivan, the search and rescue mission coordinator at Sector North Carolina. "This is a good opportunity to remind boaters to maintain a sharp lookout, as you never know when you may contribute to saving a life."
There were no reported injuries.
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