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Bodies found may be boaters reported missing in Camden County

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-29 14:10:12-04

Camden County, N.C. – Three bodies have been found in the Pasquoank River and officials believe they may be the three boaters who were reported missing in Camden County.

Captain Ismael Minh Smaell and two other men identified as Inguyen Khink Lung, and Khiem Huynh, left on the evening of Tuesday, April 21 around 8:12pm. The three had gone fishing the Camden Point area of Camden County between the hours of 6:30-9:00 am and did not return home that afternoon as expected.

A ‘Be On the Lookout’ was sent to all surrounding law enforcement at 4 PM Wednesday for a white and yellow 1974 Silverton outboard engine fiberglass cabin boat loaded for fishing crab pots with three Asian males that may have docked at any marina in the area. Boat Hull Number is NC8662DZ.

The first body was found on Monday, April 27th. A passing boater discovered the body and notified officials at 2:43 p.m. The body was then recovered at 5:13 by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The second body was recovered at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday. A third body was recovered on Wednesday.

The bodies have been taken to the medical examiner. No identification has been made on any of the bodies.

The boat is 25-feet long and painted yellow with a white cab. A helicopter and boat from Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City were dispatched to aid in the search.

The boat has not been located.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Camden County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 338-5046.