The U.S. Coast Guard station at Hatteras. Photo: C. Leinbach

This information will be updated as more information becomes available.

As of 11 a.m. today (Oct. 10), the Coast Guard was still searching for two people in the water in the vicinity of Portsmouth Island in Ocracoke Inlet on Saturday.

Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received a report via 911 at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Saturday of a capsized canoe with two people aboard. The caller witnessed the canoe capsize but reported having 1 percent battery life remaining on his cell phone, according to a Coast Guard press release.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was launched as well as a 24-foot shallow water special purpose craft boat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet. 

No more information was available at 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Also aiding in the search are:

• Hyde County Sheriff’s Department

• North Carolina Wildlife

• North Carolina Park Services

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