Coast Guard is searching for 75-year-old Anthony Neri who did not
return home from a fishing trip near Avon, North Carolina, Monday.
wife notified the Coast Guard that he left for a fishing trip in a
21-foot white Carolina Skiff at approximately 10 a.m. and was scheduled
to return around sunset.
at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina dispatched a search and rescue
crew aboard a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Oregon
Inlet and a search and rescue crew aboard a 29-foot response boat from
Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet.
Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal, a 154-foot fast-response cutter
homeported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, was diverted and searched
throughout the night with the crew of the 47-foot motor lifeboat.
MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City launched
Tuesday morning to conduct aerial search and rescue patterns.
The North Carolina National Park Service is also assisting the Coast Guard in the search.
Anyone with information about Neri's whereabouts should call the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-362-4015.