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Coast Guard: Dive team finds missing boater's body in Albemarle Sound

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Nov 03 2013 02:52:16 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 04 2013 04:33:58 PM CST
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ALBEMARLE SOUND -

Authorities have recovered the body of a man who reportedly fell overboard from a boat in the Albemarle Sound, the Coast Guard announced Monday.

A Hertford County sonar team located the body and a Perquimans County dive team recovered it, according to the Coast Guard. The victim's identity has not been released.

The search for the victim started Sunday, when a motorist driving on the Highway 32 bridge near Edenton reported seeing the man fell overboard from a 39-foot boat in the Albemarle Sound, the Coast Guard stated. The call came in at about 11:30 a.m.

Two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters and a 25-foot boat from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City were deployed to search for the victim.

A good Samaritan located the 39-foot boat anchored with only a dog aboard.