Action Day: Heavy rain may cause flash floods Friday

Jet skier rescued in Currituck County after losing power

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. – First responders in Corolla, North Carolina, assisted a jet skier who’s vessel lost power while in the Currituck Sound around 7 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the release from officials, the jet skier loss power to his vessel when traveling to his home in Moyock from the Whalehead Club in Corolla.

The 18-year-old man was rescued by Currituck County Fire-EMS and the Corolla Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Corolla Beach rescue and the Curritcuk County Sheriff’s Department.

Mike Hudson, Chief Operator for Corolla Beach Rescue, offers a reminder to all small-craft operators in the Currituck Sound, “please maintain constant vigilance over the ever-changing weather conditions on the Currituck Sound. When you operate a small craft, make sure you have a clear communications plan
with someone onshore; and make sure they call for assistance early if you don’t arrive at the expected time.”

Officials brought the young man back to shore, evaluated him and then transported him back to his home in Moyock.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.