Coast Guard searches for overdue mariner near Wanchese, NC

Posted at 3:18 PM, Feb 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-06 15:18:43-05

Crews are searching for 51-year-old Jeffery Paul McCusker. They say he is in a 15-foot zodiac boat near Wanchese, NC.

A concerned friend contacted Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet watchstanders at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday stating McCusker’s vehicle has been at the Mill Landing Road Boat Ramp in Wanchese since Thursday.

Deputies found his vehicle, wallet and driver’s license in the vehicle.

Two local good Samaritan vessels are also helping with the search.

Anyone with information on McCusker’s location is asked to contact Sector North Carolina watchstanders at 910-343-3882.