Dare County officials find body of missing man in Currituck Sound

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-23 21:52:41-04

DUCK, N.C. – Officials in the town of Duck confirm they found the body of a 45-year-old man who went missing in the Currituck Sound.

The Coast Guard, along with other agencies, suspended the search for the missing man Saturday.

He has been identified as 45-year-old Zandro Samonte of Bergenfield, New Jersey.

Watchstanders in Wilmington were alerted Saturday around 1 p.m. that Samonte went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat in the Currituck Sound near Duck, North Carolina.

Officials say the body was found just north of the Duck-Southern Shores line.