UPDATE: Search for boat in distress near IOW called off

UPDATE: Search for boat in distress near IOW called off

UPDATE: Search for boat in distress near IOW called off

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 7:49 AM

7:50 a.m. UPDATE: The search for the boat in distress has been called off, according to Coast Guard officials. 

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ISLE OF WIGHT -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a small boat in distress near Isle of Wight. 

Emergency personnel received a 9-1-1 call of a person experiencing a medical emergency aboard the vessel around 11:41 p.m. Monday, according to Coast Guard officials.

A 25-foot Coast Guard response boat from Portsmouth and a helicopter from Elizabeth City were dispatched to assist, officials said. They suspended the search a few hours later after failing to locate the boat.  

The Coast Guard resumed their efforts around 5 a.m. Tuesday; dispatching another aircraft in search of the missing boat. 

 

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