Coast Guard search for 75-year-old fisherman near Avon, NC continues

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard continues to search for 75-year-old mariner Anthony Neri who did not return from a fishing trip near Avon, North Carolina, Monday.

Coast Guard crewmembers located a boat matching the description of Neri’s Carolina Skiff 24 miles southeast of the Oregon Inlet Sea Buoy at 1:40 a.m., Wednesday.

The Coast Guard and other partner agencies have searched approximately 2,122 square-miles within the past 48 hours.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-362-4015.

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