Name of missing swimmer released

Published 8:02 am Saturday, July 6, 2019

The name of the swimmer who went missing July 3 has been released.

John Carmichael “Michael” Healy, 60, of Raleigh, was last seen swimming with a boogie board in the area of Oregon Inlet Wednesday morning. The boogie board was later found in the water between the remaining section of the Bonner Bridge and the Marc Basnight Bridge.

The Coast Guard suspended their search Wednesday night after saturating the search area with multiple assets and other agencies, including Dare County, North Carolina Parks Service, Cape Hatteras National Seashore park rangers, Fish and Wildlife Service and North Carolina Marine Patrol.

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National Park Service Rangers are continuing to patrol the shoreline for Healy.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors are encouraged to call 252-473-3444 to report any information that could help locate Healy.



Coast Guard suspends search for missing swimmer

Search underway for missing swimmer near Oregon Inlet