Coast Guard involved in rescue off Salisbury Beach

Ebony Scott
June 7, 2017

One person was rescued from a nearby jetty and brought to the hospital.

The man was in the water at Frisco Beach near Hatteras.

The search resumed at sunrise Wednesday, but wound down after about two hours.

"We haven't had track of it or seen the boat since [May 26]", Coast Guard spokesman Jonathan Lally told the Palm Beach Post.

A crew on the 47-foot Motor Lifeboat managed to locate the second person and spotted him floating facedown and unconscious in the surf zone. "When they recovered from the impact, the man was nowhere in sight", the Coast Guard said.

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The Coast Guard, along with area law enforcement, initially responded to a report of two people in the water after their boat had capsized in rough water at about 5:40 p.m. The National Weather Service was reporting seas about 7 feet and winds of 14 to 17 miles per hour.

Salisbury police, firefighters and an ambulance were on the scene shortly after the emergency call came in.

Coast Guard crews and Hatteras Island Rescue personnel are searching for a missing man off Frisco Beach near Ramp 49, which was reported this afternoon.

The man who was rescued was described as being in his late 20s or early 30s and walking on his own power.

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