Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing kite surfer near Hatteras

5th Coast Guard District NewsHATTERAS, N.C. – Coast Guard, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad and National Park Service responders are searching for a 44-year-old male kite surfer near Hatteras Island Sunday.

Dare County 911 dispatchers contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 6 p.m. and reported the surfer’s board and kite was located in the shoals without him.

The Coast Guard command center watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet with a 47-foot Motor Life Boat and Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City with an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and HC-130 Hercules aircraft.

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