Rescue crews find body of boogie boarder missing off Outer Banks coast

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FRISCO, N.C. – The Coast Guard confirms that Hatteras Island Rescue has recovered the body of a missing boogie boarder who was last seen off Frisco Beach near Hatteras Tuesday afternoon.

Coast Guard Watchstanders at Sector North Carolina found out about the incident around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday

An 18-year-old was reportedly seen falling off a boogie board and not resurfacing. He was reportedly wearing blue swimming trunks and no personal flotation device.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Ocracoke, a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Hatteras and a Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City launched and responded to the scene to assist in the search, the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard confirmed to News 3 around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning that Hatteras Island Rescue located the body of the missing man. The body was taken to Twiford’s Funeral Home in Manteo.