Coast Guard searching for paddle boarder near Kill Devil Hills, NC

A paddle board, a paddle and a hat washed ashore on the Albemarle Sound side of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, at the 31 hundred block of Bay Drive Jun 4, 2017. Anyone with information related to this paddle board or a missing loved one in the vicinity of Kill Devil Hills, please contact the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center by calling 910-362-4015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Kill Devil Hills Fire Dept./Released)

A paddle board, a paddle and a hat washed ashore on the Albemarle Sound side of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, at the 31 hundred block of Bay Drive Jun 4, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo provided by Kill Devil Hills Fire Dept.)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for an unconfirmed person in the water after a paddle board, a paddle and a hat washed ashore on the sound side of Kill Devil Hills Sunday.

Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification at about 3:08 p.m. from Dare County 911 about the items washing ashore on the Albemarle Sound side of Kill Devil Hills at the 3100 block of Bay Drive.

The Coast Guard issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched shallow water response boat crews from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to search.

The Coast Guard is on scene searching along with Kill Devil Hills Fire Department. Responders from KDH Fire and Rescue are conducting door-to-door visits to determine if a person or a paddle board are missing in the area.

Anyone missing a paddle board or missing a loved one in the vicinity of Kill Devil Hills, please contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center by calling 910-362-4015.

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