Coast Guard suspends search for man overboard after body found in Albemarle Sound, NC

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Monday after a body was recovered from the Albemarle Sound.

A Hertford County side scan sonar team located the man’s body and a Perquimans County dive team recovered him.

A motorist driving over the bridge contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday reporting they saw a person fall overboard and was in need of assistance.

Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and a crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City searched for the man.

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