Woman kayaker missing near NC coast

Google maps image of River Road Park along the Cape Fear River.
Google maps image of River Road Park along the Cape Fear River.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) — A search is underway for a 42-year-old woman who went missing from River Road Park near the Cape Fear River Sunday night.

Right now the Coast Guard is calling this an ‘unconfirmed person in the water case’. The kayak was retrieved from the water but no sign of the woman.

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According to Petty Officer Nate, Coast Guard crews are searching both on land in the water. It is unknown whether she left the kayak and went missing on land or fell out of the kayak in the water.

The Coast Guard is treating this case as if she may have fallen into the water, using a small boat crew, helicopter, and K-9’s to search for the woman.

According to Deputy Sheppard with the Wilmington Police Department, the call came in just after 7:30 p.m.

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