Coast Guard suspends search for missing N.C. boaters

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – The Coast Guard suspended its search at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday for two missing men after their 31-foot Fountain boat capsized Tuesday morning and a third man aboard was rescued 30 miles outside of Beaufort Inlet near Big Rock in Carteret County.

Missing are Kim Nguyen of Morehead City and Cung Nguyen of New Bern.

The Coast Guard suspended its search after covering approximately 3,000 square nautical miles in two days.

The survivor, Boa Nguyen, was found by the crew of the fishing vessel Monica M and was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for treatment of dehydration and exposure.

The search for the two missing men was conducted by an MH-60T Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew and an HC-130J Hercules rescue plane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., a rescue boat crew from Station Fort Macon, an HH-46E helicopter from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and the Coast Guard Cutter Beluga.

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