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Child revived after near-drowning off Radio Island

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RADIO ISLAND, Carteret County - A child has been hospitalized after a near-drowning incident Thursday morning in the ocean waters off the Radio Island beach access point, authorities said.

Shortly after 10:30 Thursday morning, first responders from U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Macon, Morehead City Fire-EMS, Morehead City Police, and Beaufort EMS were dispatched to a call for a child not breathing at the Radio Island beach access point. The Coast Guard boat crew was the first to arrive, according to a report from Morehead City Fire-EMS, and started CPR efforts, which saved the child's life.

The child was taken to Carteret County Healthcare for further treatment and evaluation.

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