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Crew members aboard a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, N.C., along with local agencies, search for a missing kayaker, Thursday, April 10, 2014. The Coast Guard searched using two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., and two small boat crews from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet, N.C. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nicholas Fertal)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Thursday for a man 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 - Small crew and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water 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 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 - Small 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 Wednesday night but resumed the search Thursday morning with additional crews aboard a second Jayhawk helicopter and a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft - Shallow Water from Station Oregon Inlet.


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This work, Coast Guard suspends search for kayaker near Kill Devil Hills, by PO1 Brandyn Hill, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.10.2014

Date Posted:04.10.2014 14:07

Location:KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC, USGlobe

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