Guard crews and Hatteras Island Rescue personnel are searching for a
missing man off Frisco Beach near Ramp 49, which was reported this
1:06 p.m. today, a teenage male swimmer from Thailand was reported
missing off the beaches at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in Frisco,
North Carolina. The individual's boogie board was found washed up on
shore near off road vehicle ramp 49.
missing swimmer was reported to be attempting to assist another swimmer
in distress. The swimmer in distress made it back to shore
safely, however, the 17-year old male did not make it back to shore and
was last observed in the water off the Frisco beach.
Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, Dare MedFlight, and U.S. Coast Guard have
been searching for the individual using a variety of methods, including
jet skis, boats, and helicopters. National Park Service rangers
and Dare County Sheriff's officers are also assisting in the search.
a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard, a 29-foot Response
Boat-Small crew from Station Ocracoke, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew
from Station Hatteras and a Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station
Elizabeth City have launched into the area, and are on the scene
searching for the missing man.
Guard crews and our local partner agencies are searching the area
thoroughly in the hope of locating the man safely,” said Chief Warrant
Officer Keith Moore, Sector North Carolina command duty officer. “We
ask anyone with information related to the search to call the Sector
North Carolina Command Center at 1-910-362-4015.”