Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cape Lookout

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Submitted: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:56am
Updated: Thu, 10/10/2013 - 3:59am

PORTSMOUTH, VA (NEWS RELEASE) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a man aboard a 22-foot Bayliner taking on water near the Lookout Bight Jetty in Cape Lookout.

A man contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center watchstanders via VHF-FM channel 16 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting his vessel was disabled and taking on water, and he was going to abandon the vessel.

Coast Guard crews actively searched for nearly nine hours, covering a search area of approximately 90 square nautical miles.

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