Coast Guard searching for boogie boarder off Frisco Beach, NC

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard crews and Hatteras Island Rescue personnel are searching for a missing man off Frisco Beach near Hatteras, this afternoon.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina were notified at roughly 1:40 p.m., an 18-year-old was reportedly seen falling off a boogie board and not resurfacing. He was reportedly wearing blue swimming trunks and no personal flotation device.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Coast Guard Station Ocracoke, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Hatteras and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City launched and are on scene searching.

“Coast Guard crews and our local partner agencies are searching the area thoroughly in the hope of locating the man safely,” said Chief Warrant Officer Keith Moore, Sector North Carolina command duty officer. “We ask anyone with information related to the search to call the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 1-910-362-4015.”

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