Body of Missing Kayaker Found in Albemarle Sound

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North Carolina Coast Guard personnel suspended search efforts for a missing kayaker in the Albemarle Sound after a body was located by Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Ocean Rescue personnel.

Two Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., a 25-foot Response Boat crew and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet searched a total of seven hours covering approximately 30 square miles for the missing kayaker.

Dare County 911 personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders at approximately 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 9th reporting a kayaker was missing in the waters of the Albermarle Sound off Rhodoms Point.

Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot Response Boat from Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., to search for the man.

The Coast Guard completed their initial search on the night of the initial report. The search was resumed the next morning with additional crews aboard a second Jayhawk helicopter and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft from Station Oregon Inlet.

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source: United States Coast Guard 5th District

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