Two kayakers rescued off Currituck Beach

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COROLLA, N.C. (WAVY) — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued two kayakers whose vessels capsized near Currituck Beach Friday.  

Coast Guard officials say Sector North Carolina’s Command Center in Wilmington were notified by Currituck deputies around 11:30 a.m. that two people were in the water after their kayaks capsized one half mile off Currituck Beach. 

A rescue helicopter crew went to the scene, where they quickly spotted the two people clinging to their capsized kayaks.

The Coast Guard aircrew directed members of Corolla Beach Ocean Rescue on jet skis to the kayakers, who were able to safely remove both people from the water and transport them to the Whalehead Club in Corolla. 

There were no reported injuries. 

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