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Coast Guard, local agencies search for man missing off of Ocean View

US Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk from Air Station Elizabeth City
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk flight crews at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City prepare the helicopter for search and rescue operations.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton (archive).

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard crews and other local first responders are searching for a man who was reported missing off of Ocean View in Norfolk, Sunday.​

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received the initial report at approximately 6 p.m., from a pair of kayakers who had seen a man swim away from his disabled vessel but did not resurface.​

The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina; an 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Little Creek and launched the Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill to search.

Also searching are crews from the Norfolk Fire Department, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Virginia Marine Police.​

Anyone with additional information regarding this case should contact the Sector Hampton Roads command center on VHF-FM channel 16 or at 757-638-6637.


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