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Man rescued from Neuse River

Posted June 4, 2010
Updated June 12, 2010

— Crews rescued one man from a canoe that overturned in the Neuse River in Knightdale Friday morning.

Authorities said that a canoe occupied by two men struck an object and capsized in the water near Poole Road and Serenity Creek Drive around 8:15 a.m.

One man managed to swim to shore, while another clung to a limb in the river. Eastern Wake EMS crews pulled him to safety.

One man was transported to a local hospital. There was no word on his condition.

The names of the men have not been released.


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  • jprime Jun 4, 2010

    Wear your PFD!

  • XARABELLE Jun 4, 2010

    Good job Eastern Wake!

  • theartistformerlyknownasspeedy Jun 4, 2010

    Sounds like he was rescued from under the boat. Nice, accurate, typical WRAL headline.

  • froggytroat Jun 4, 2010

    >>Hope EMS bills them and not tax payers!

    Jesus, why is everyone so obsessed with not paying taxes?

  • paginasecunda Jun 4, 2010

    I find it a little interesting that four or five people have made the assumption that they didn't have on life jackets and could not swim. Nowhere in here does it validate either theory.

  • abbync2001 Jun 4, 2010

    All boaters should wear life jackets for this very reason. Even good swimmers can fall out of the boat, hit their head on a rock and be too dazed to stay afloat.

  • ncguy Jun 4, 2010

    Hope EMS bills them and not tax payers!

  • RocknRollDoctor Jun 4, 2010

    They both committed one of the cardinal sin of paddling.

    NEVER leave the boat! and don't let go of your paddle either.

    Together they could have ferried the boat to shore, got it sorted out and continued on their way.

  • SouthernLady05 Jun 4, 2010

    The Neuse in Knightdale. Ick!

  • no contest Jun 4, 2010

    Did these people NOT learn how to swim or wear a life vest? How can you go out in a boat and not know how to swim or use a life vest?! Here we are again paying for more ignorance.