Body of missing fisherman recovered at entrance of Bay River, NC

47-foot rescue boat

USCG file photo

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — At approximately 4 p.m. Friday, the crew aboard the fishing vessel Morning Star located the body of the man missing since the fishing vessel Harvest Time capsized in the vicinity of Neuse River in Pamlico Sound, N.C., at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Deceased is William Foster Jr., 22.

The 27-foot Harvest Time, with two crewmembers aboard, was reported overdue to Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 6:30 p.m.

Crew aboard the fishing vessel Island Girl located the Harvest Time and rescued one crewmember from the scene at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. The rescued man stated that Foster dove under the capsized boat to retrieve life jackets and did not resurface.

Deputy Jason Cleary from Beaufort County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the deceased was Foster.

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