Coast Guard Finds Missing Man

PORTSMOUTH, Va., – Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City found a missing person deceased on Wrightsville Beach, N.C., early this morning.

Donald Drake, 50, was found by an HH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City after a 22 ft. fishing vessel owned by Dale Causey capsized with both of them onboard near Rich’s Inlet, N.C., Monday night.

Watchstander’s at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina notified the Air Station after they had received the call from Causey.

Causey swam to shore and alerted the Coast Guard when the vessel capsized in the severe surf. He was unable to pull Drake to shore with him, due to being pulled down by the surf.

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