Coast Guard suspends search for missing man near Hatteras Island

Posted at 11:05 AM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-24 11:05:06-05

Elizabeth City, N.C. (WTKR) – The Coast Guard has suspended their search for a man Sunday in the waters near Hatteras Island.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a report at 11pm Saturday of a 40-year-old man overdue from Frisco.

A Coast Guard crew in a 29-foot boat launched from Station Hatteras Inlet to search for the man. An MH-65 helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City also joined the search.

Hunting gear was found matching the description of what the overdue man had aboard his 23-foot boat.

Crews from Hatteras Island Rescue are assisting in the search.

Coast Guard crews searched for approximately eight hours and covered more than 33 miles.