Coast Guard searching for missing man in Pamlico Sound, NC

USCG file photo

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after the fishing vessel Harvest Time capsized in the vicinity of Neuse River in Pamlico Sound, N.C., at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Missing is William Foster, 22, from Bellhaven, N.C.

The 27-foot Harvest Time, with two crewmembers aboard, was reported overdue to Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 6:30 p.m.

Crew aboard the fishing vessel Island Girl located the Harvest Time and rescued one crewmember from the scene at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. The rescued man stated that Foster dove under the capsized boat to retrieve lifejackets and did not resurface.

A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and a 24-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Hobucken were dispatched Tuesday evening for the missing man and continue to search today.

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