Coast Guard temporarily suspends search for man overboard in Albemarle Sound, NC

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and local agencies suspended their search for the night Sunday for a man who reportedly fell overboard from a 39-foot boat in the Albemarle Sound a quarter mile west of the Highway 32 Bridge near Edenton, N.C.

A crew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, N.C., is scheduled to continue their search around sunrise Monday. A North Carolina Wildlife boatcrew with a Hertford Police Department side scan sonar team aboard and a North Carolina Marine Patrol boatcrew are scheduled to resume their search Monday.

A good Samaritan located the 39-foot boat anchored with only a dog aboard.

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

Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City searched for the man. Good Samaritans responded to the UMIB, and a Chowan County Marine Police boatcrew assisted in the search.

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