Coast Guard Searches for Boater in Pamlico Sound

The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater after he took a boat out on the Pamlico Sound Tuesday evening and did not return. John Hess, 38, borrowed a friend’s 23-foot boat in Beaufort at around 4:30 p.m. and did not return at night as expected. The boat’s owner searched for Hess overnight with no results, then alerted authorities. He was reported to the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center as missing at 10:15am yesterday.

Author: Mike Jackson