Coast Guard searching for man overboard in Albemarle Sound, NC

Mid Atlantic Coast Guard News
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly fell overboard from a 39-foot boat Sunday in the Albemarle Sound, N.C., near the Highway 32 Bridge.

A motorist driving over the bridge contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 11:30 a.m. reporting they saw a person fall overboard and was in need of assistance.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat – Small from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to search for the man. Good Samaritans responded to the UMIB and a Chowan County marine police boatcrew is assisting in the search.

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