Coast Guard searches for missing person near Corolla, N.C.

COROLLA, N.C. – The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing Wednesday in the vicinity off Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders received a phone call at 12:15 p.m., from Currituck County dispatch, reporting a 38-year-old man had fallen off his bodyboard and did not resurface.

A Coast Guard HH-60T helicopter aircrew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., responded to the scene alongside Currituck County fire department, police, and emergency medical services personnel.

A Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet rescue boatcrew was also dispatched to the scene to help assist in the search.

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