ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) – Coast Guard crews have suspended the search for a missing boater near Elizabeth City Friday night.
Officials say that the 61-year-old man took a 12-foot flat-bottom boat out near the Currituck Sound on Friday morning.
The Coast Guard says the person who called 911 saw the boat capsized in the water. Dispatchers told crews that the man left during windy weather conditions.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and a 29-foot response boat were launched to look for the man.
Multiple agencies searched an area of 28 square miles for around 12 hours. The man’s boat and lifejacket were recovered.
Also searching were crews from the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Wildlife, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, and Corolla Beach Rescue.
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