Update: Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman in NC

UPDATE: Crews have now suspended their search for a missing 57-year-old man who was last seen going underwater and not resurfacing while he was surf fishing on the south end of Portsmouth Island near Morehead City, N.C., Monday.

The Coast Guard searched for approximately five hours, traveling 126 nautical miles covering 35 square nautical miles looking for Vestal.

According to officials, crews are now searching for a missing 57-year-old man who was last seen going underwater and not resurfacing while he was surf fishing on the south end of Portsmouth Island near Morehead City, N.C., Monday.

Carteret County 911 dispatch personnel contacted Coast Guard Sector North Carolina watchstanders via phone at approximately 5:15 p.m. reporting a man went underwater while fishing and did not resurface.

NewsChannel 3 is working to gather more details. 

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