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Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters

Posted May 13, 2010

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— The Coast Guard suspended its search late Wednesday for two missing boaters whose vessel capsized Monday about 30 miles south of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

A helicopter crew and a rescue plane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City and a rescue boat crew from Station Fort Macon searched about 3,000 square miles over two days without finding Kim Nguyen of Morehead City and Cung Nguyen of New Bern, authorities said.

A passing fishing boat found a third man, Boa Nguyen, clinging to the hull of the capsized 31-foot Fountain powerboat early Tuesday and pulled him from the water, authorities said. He was taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville for treatment of dehydration and exposure.

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  • Fun May 13, 2010

    Wonder if they had an EPRIB.

  • nanasix May 13, 2010

    God bless their families. I wonder ifthey forgot to put the plug in? Are we sure they were all wearing their safey vest?
    Help this family to closures\

  • TeresaBee May 13, 2010

    I was so hoping they would find these two men.