Coast Guard Rescues Two Teenage Boys From Wilderness Area

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – An Elizabeth City, N.C., based HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew rescued two teenage boys tonight from a wilderness area in Camden County, N.C., after they had gotten lost.

The boys were lost in a wilderness area for approximately four hours, and notified 911 via cell phone. Local authorities commenced a search shortly thereafter, but lost communications. At approximately 7:57 p.m., Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was notified by local authorities and asked if they could assist with the search. An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew conducting a routine training mission was diverted to assist the search. The boys were located at 8:57 p.m. Due to fuel shortage, a second Coast Guard Helicopter was called to the scene and hoisted the boys at 9:03 p.m., and transported them to Air Station Elizabeth City where they were met by their parents.

No injuries were sustained.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys, pictured here, this evening after getting lost in a wilderness area located in Camden County, N.C. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City assisted Camden County Emergency Management in the search. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jonathan Miller

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard rescued two teenage boys, pictured here, this evening after getting lost in a wilderness area located in Camden County, N.C. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City assisted Camden County Emergency Management in the search.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jonathan Miller

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