Search underway for missing swimmer near Oregon Inlet
Published 1:21 pm Wednesday, July 3, 2019
The following statement was released at 1:12 p.m. by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
“At 9:17 a.m. this morning, a 60-year-old male ocean swimmer was reported missing near Oregon Inlet.
“The visiting individual started his swim on a boogie board approximately ¾ mile south of off-road vehicle ramp 4. The boogie board was later found in the water between the remaining section of the Bonner Bridge and the Marc Basnight Bridge.
“The United States Coast Guard, North Carolina Marine Patrol, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore Rangers have all helped search for the individual.
“No additional details are available at this time.”