Coast Guard searches for missing boater off NC coast

The Coast Guard is looking for a missing boater from Florida off the coast of North Carolina. (Source: Coast Guard)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) – The Coast Guard is looking for a missing boater from Florida off the coast of North Carolina.

The Coast Guard said in a news release that a sailboat was discovered aground near Hatteras on Monday.

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A new release said 82-year-old Richard Tomlinson of Clearwater, Florida, is missing. The Coast Guard says Tomlinson was apparently sailing from Clearwater to Maine.

A helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City and the Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch are searching for Tomlinson.

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