Coast Guard, locals search for boy, 15, overboard in Trent River, NC

5th Coast Guard District News
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and local responders are searching Monday for a 15-year-old boy who reportedly fell off a 21-foot boat in the Trent River near River Bend.

Craven County 911 dispatch personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 4:30 p.m., and reported the teen fell into the water and was not seen afterwards.

Sector watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched a crew aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft – Shallow Water from Coast Guard Station Hobucken to assist. An aircrew from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and boat crews from the River Bend Fire Department, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and North Carolina Marine Patrol are also assisting in the search.

The boy was reportedly not wearing a life jacket.

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