Search in progress for missing boater
From staff reports
Thursday, June 9, 2016
COLUMBIA – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was assisting Thursday in the search for a boater who is reportedly missing in the waters south of the Albemarle Sound.
Coast Guard officials said the aircrew was searching for a man in the Little Alligator River near Fort Landing. The agency responded after receiving a call about noon that a 17-foot skiff had been found unmanned and moving in circles.
Two N.C. Marine Patrol crews and a Tyrrell County Fire Department boat crew were also participating in the search.