Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cape Lookout, N.C.

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – The Coast Guard suspended a search Friday for a 35-year-old man who was missing off a fishing boat 27 nautical miles off Cape Lookout, N.C.

The search for Harvey Jones of Beaufort, N.C., was suspended at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday morning the Coast Guard began their search after receiving a call from the fishing boat Shelley that a crewman onboard was missing.

Rescue boat crews from Station Fort Macon, N.C., rescue helicopter and airplane crews from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., the Coast Guard Cutter Finback and a helicopter from the USS Nassau searched more than 7,619 square nautical miles during the 30-hour search. The search area was larger than the state of Connecticut.

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