Pamlico County Family Reacts To Boating Tragedy

Loved ones are reacting to news that a boat capsized off the coast of New Jersey killing two people from eastern Carolina. Four more people, two from the east, are still missing.

Roy Smith Junior and his brother Timothy from Mesic, Pamlico County were pronounced dead.

Family members tell us two other relatives were on the boat. Tarzan "Bernie" Smith, who is an uncle, and Frankie Credle, a cousin, are still missing.

The boat is owned by Roy Smith, Sr. of Bayboro.

Carol Sparrow is the aunt of the two dead brothers. She had to break the terrible news to their mother Hazel.

"Right now it's just unbelievable that I have lost two nephews and my brother still missing, Tarzan. For those four that are missing, I do have hope because miracles do happen everyday. And I believe it that somehow the other four crew members that are missing, they're out there," Sparrow told WITN.

The search continues for those still missing.

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  • by Bernard Location: Raleigh on Apr 2, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    Fuzzie my pray for you and your family
  • by Ashley Location: New Bern on Mar 29, 2009 at 08:41 PM
    My prayers are with the family.
  • by Joe Jones Location: Charlotte,NC on Mar 26, 2009 at 07:32 PM
    May the love of God and your love ones comfort and strengthen you during these difficult times. Remember the good times and I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me.The flesh may be gone forever but the spirit of your love ones have gone back to God. God bless each of you. The Jones Family
  • by Minnie Location: Grifton on Mar 26, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    To the Smith family may God bless you and stay strong walk in faith and God will see you though all of your problems there is nothing to big or to small that God can not handle.
  • by Paul Location: New Bern on Mar 26, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    I know the family to be very close and loving. May the love they share and the love of God comfort them in these days of sadness.
  • by bennett paniagua Location: washington nc. on Mar 26, 2009 at 08:34 AM
    my heart goes out to the family of the missing fisherman i knew all of them well i worked out of cape may many years and was a fellow fisherman i pray that the lord recieved them timbo bernie frankie will be missed fuzzy may the lord be with you and your family in time of grief i almost lost my brother bernard paniagua off oregon inlet when their boat fishing vessel boss lady ran hard aground on the sandbar all our blessing goes to the brave men who sacrifice their lives to earn a living for their families and to be able to bring seafood for you and i to consume god bless my fishing brothers bennett paniagua belhaven
  • by Pamela Pittman Location: Hamilton on Mar 26, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    God Bless your Family
  • by Pamela Collier Location: Hamilton on Mar 26, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    May god bless the family
  • by cas- Location: hampton-va on Mar 26, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    fuzzy jr, timbo, taran, and frankie were all good men. made my first trip in cape may late last year and spent time with timbo and the family. we talked for hours about marco (brother in law) as he showed me the to see frankie, hadnt seen him in 16 yrs , since hed left phoebus. its hard to accept such a tremendous loss. they passed doing what they loved to do. sister willis, freeman, diane and myself all send our condolences and deepest love to fuzzy and family, from va. you and your family as well as the families of the others that passed on are in our prayers.
  • by Gene Location: Williamston on Mar 25, 2009 at 02:43 PM
    Sorry for you loss,May God be with this family .Stay close and pray without ceasing. God is a way maker.I pray for the safe return of the remaining family members. God Bless you all.
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