Coast Guard suspends search for kite surfer
Posted September 20, 2011
Buxton, N.C. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing kite surfer off Hatteras Island, authorities said Tuesday.
The unidentified 44-year-old man was last seen Sunday evening, authorities said. Dare County 911 dispatchers contacted the Coast Guard at about 6 p.m. Sunday and reported the surfer’s board and kite were located in the shoals without him.
Rescue crews from Hatteras Inlet and the Coast Guard Air Station in Elizabeth City searched more than 2,500 square miles without finding the man, authorities said.