WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Crews continue their search for two missing men, one of whom is from Wilmington, after an overturned boat was discovered near Beaufort Inlet Tuesday morning.
George Hamilton Andrews from Raleigh and William (Bill) Watkins Merriman IV from Wilmington remain missing. They were last seen leaving Atlantic Beach Sunday for a fishing trip aboard the 35-foot boat Strike Zone.
The Coast Guard has expanded their search and has covered nearly 7,300 square miles. The Coast Guard is continuing their search using a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat, and a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The National Park Service and Carteret County Sheriff’s Department are conducting searches along the shoreline.
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