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Two children rescued from island on Neuse River

Posted May 27

— Crews rescued two children from a small island in the middle of the Neuse River after their kayaks overturned, stranding the pair Saturday afternoon.

The Bayleaf Fire Department dispatched at 4:50 p.m.

"They hit some rocks in some areas, and one of the kayakers came out," said Ian Moffatte, a spokesperson for the Bay Leaf Fire Department.

"They were trapped on an island, and there was no way to swim with the currents over to shore. So we had a team of swift water rescue up river and get them out. Everything was okay, and nobody was hurt."

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