Coast Guard searching for missing woman near Knotts Island, NC

USCG HH-60 file photo

KNOTTS ISLAND, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 35-year-old woman with blond hair, yellow shorts and a black t-shirt who went missing Monday in the vicinity of Knotts Island.

The missing woman was reported to have been on a boat with two other people when it capsized at approximately 11:00 a.m.

At 4:45 p.m., a good Samaritan pulled two of the people from the water and notified Currituck County Dispatch, who then called watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina.

A HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and a rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City were dispatched to look for the missing woman, along with the Currituck County fire department and local volunteers.

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