Fisherman found dead next to boat in Chowan River

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 18:05:11-04

TYNER, N.C. – The body of a fisherman who went missing was found not too far from his boat on the Chowan River.

According to officials, the man was found dead around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13 in the river after he was reported missing when he was overdue to come into shore.

Multiple agencies helped to find the man, including the U.S. Coast Guard, North Carolina wildlife law enforcement and law enforcement from Chowan County. Local fishermen also worked with officials to find the man.

The vessel was towed to the access area of the river and loaded on a trailer.  Inspection of the vessel revealed no significant cause to believe this would be a boating incident.

A medical examiner is still looking into the cause of death.