Coast Guard Searching for Fisherman Near Oregon Inlet

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard is searching for a fisherman Thursday who was reported overboard 30 miles east of Oregon Inlet, N.C.

The Coast Guard received a call at 5 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the fishing boat Gallant Fox reporting a crewman had fallen overboard. The crewmember was wearing a black t-shirt, denim shorts and no life-jacket.

A rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cochito, homeported in Norfolk, Va., a C-130 aircrew and a HH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., are searching for the man.

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