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SHERIFF: Body Of Missing Winterville Boater Found In Alligator Creek


The Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office says that the body of a Winterville man, who they believe fell off his boat Saturday afternoon, has been recovered.

Sheriff Darryl Liverman says that the body of 57-year-old William Brookshire was recovered from Alligator Creek by emergency personnel around 11:45 a.m.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the incident.
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Search crews resume efforts Sunday morning to find a missing man who they say fell off his boat Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday April 26th at 7:13pm the Tyrrell County 911 Center received a 911 call that a boater had fallen off a boat into Alligator Creek. The U.S. Coast Guard responded with a helicopter and boat from Elizabeth City.

Also the Tyrrell Fire Dept, N.C. Marine Patrol and N.C. Wildlife responded with boats and personnel. Personnel with the Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office and Tyrrell County Emergency Management also responded.

The missing boater has been identified as William Brookshire 57, of Winterville N.C. The search for the missing boater is resuming Sunday morning.

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the incident.


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