Coast Guard suspends search for man in Bull Bay, NC

5th Coast Guard District NewsWILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 25-year-old man who was last seen in the waters of Bull Bay, N.C., Saturday afternoon.

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina had received a report from Tyrrell County Dispatch personnel.

It was reported that the man jumped into the water from a vessel with a swim float, lost the swim float and was seen struggling to swim. The remaining boaters lost sight as he went under and were unable to relocate him.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City were dispatched to assist with the search.

Also on scene were North Carolina Wildlife and North Carolina Marine Patrol.

Coast Guard and local agencies searched approximately 190 miles over a 9-hour period.

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