Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman near Oregon Inlet, N.C.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard crews continue the search for a missing fisherman 30 miles off the coast of Oregon Inlet.

Missing is Bobby Barbers, 54.

Crewmembers of the Gallant Fox called Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 5 a.m. to report Barbers had fallen overboard. Barbers had been wearing a black t-shirt, denim shorts, and no life jacket.

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito, homeported in Norfolk, Va., an HC-130J Herclues airplane crew and an MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter crew based at Air Station Elizabeth City, are searching for Barbers.

Coast Guard crews have searched more than 1,115 square nautical miles.

The winds on scene are 15 to 20 knots, the seas are 3 to 6 feet, the air temperature is 72 degrees and the water temperature is 82 degrees.

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