Coast Guard joins local agencies in search for missing boater in Alligator River

5th Coast Guard District NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. —The Coast Guard is searching for a 32-year-old man who went missing, Wednesday, at Brier Hall point in the Alligator River near the entrance to the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received notification at noon via the Dare County 911 Dispatch Center from Manns Harbor Fire Department that a vessel was sinking, and two people were in the water.

Dare County also reported that one man swam to shore, but the other was still missing.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, in Elizabeth City, N.C., to search with Manns Harbor Fire Department.

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