Coast Guard medevacs man, 2 deceased after boat incident on Yeopim River

5th Coast Guard District News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man and two others were declared deceased Friday after a boat reportedly ran aground on the Yeopim River near Elizabeth City, N.C.

Washington County 911 dispatchers contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 1:45 p.m. reporting a boating accident with three people aboard.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small, a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to assist. Harvey Point Rescue boatcrew also responded.

Personnel form Harvey Point Rescue arrive on scene and assisted an injured man from shore, where he was hoisted into the Jayhawk helicopter and flown to the Albermarle Hospital in Elizabeth City.

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