Pedro set to fly one last time Friday

By Chris Hoffman, WCTI

MCAS Cherry Point’s HH-46 search and rescue helicopter, commonly known as Pedro, is set to fly one last time Friday.Pamlico County Emergency Management Director Chris Murray said the ending of Pedro will be the loss of an asset.

“We requested their help countless times,” Murray said.

The United States Coast Guard also said it is a loss, but it won’t impact their search and rescue operations.

“The plan for the Coast Guard is still the same as always. We will still respond with the same assets that we had before from Fort Macon to Elizabeth City down to Oak Island,” Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Keith Moore said.