Canoeists saved from outgoing tide

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Beaufort Water Search and Rescue volunteers rescued two people from the marsh near Beaufort’s Pigeon Point on Friday, Feb. 22, after they were caught by the outgoing tide while canoeing. 

Pigeon Point residents noticed the pair had become trapped around 3 p.m. and confirmed the canoeists had called 9-1-1. Beaufort Water Search and Rescue arrived with its airboat around 3:45 p.m. and took the boaters ashore, where Beaufort Police and rescue personnel were waiting.

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