Coast Guard, park rangers search for missing swimmer

July 3, 2019

HATTERAS, N.C. (AP) — Park rangers on the North Carolina coast have joined the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies in a search for a missing swimmer.

The National Park Service identified the missing swimmer in a news release on Wednesday as a 60-year-old man.

According to authorities, the man was swimming on a boogie board approximately about a mile south of an off-road vehicle ramp. The boogie board was later found in the water between the remaining section of the Bonner Bridge and the Marc Basnight Bridge.

The park service says the North Carolina Marine Patrol, Fish and Wildlife Service have also joined the search.

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