Missing Windsurfer Off Eastern Carolina Coast

The Coast Guard is searching for a windsurfer off the coast of Eastern Carolina.

The call came in Saturday night, about 8:40 p.m., from Corolla in Currituck County. Someone onshore in Pine Island called 9-1-1 and said a windsurfer was in distress about 200 yards offshore.

The windsurfer was wearing wearing a black wetsuit and riding on a white surfboard with a blue sail.

An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter rescue from Air Station Elizabeth City, along with a 47 foot rescue boat crew from Station Oregon Inlet and members of Ocean Rescue are on scene conducting a search for the missing man.

The rescue helicopter crew located a blue sail with no surfboard attached.

The Coast Guard is asking anyone with information regarding this case to please contact (252) 247-4570.

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