An 18-year-old from West Virginia is lacking within the Pamlico Pontificate the coast of North Carolina, officers say. The swimmer, who will not be named, was reported lacking round 2 p.m. Wednesday and was final seen about 100 yards from the shoreline “near the edge of a historically dredged, deep water area,” Cape Hatteras Nationwide Seashore stated in a information launch. He was swimming within the Pamlico Sound close to the Haulover Sound Entry on the time, the discharge states. Officers from the U.S. Coast Guard, Hatteras Island Rescue Squad, N.C. Marine Patrol, N.C. Wildlife Sources Fee, Dare County Sheriff’s Workplace, Dare County Emergency Medical Providers and Cape Hatteras Nationwide Seashore Rangers are looking for him. The Pamlico Sound runs from Portsmouth Island to the southern tip of the Outer Banks at Cape Lookout Nationwide Seashore. In line with the Outer Banks Customer Information, the saltwater lagoon is about 80 miles lengthy and 15-20 miles large. It’s additionally comparatively shallow “with an average depth of about 5-6 feet or so, even well offshore.”
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