Boater Missing Off of Cape Charles

The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man near Cherrystone Inlet in the Chesapeake Bay.

A good Samaritan told watchstanders at Station Cape Charles at 4 p.m. Thursday that a 27-foot Carolina Skiff had capsized with three people on board. The good Samaritan rescued two of the boaters but the third remained missing. The missing person is described as a man wearing waders, a red shirt and no life jacket.

A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Cape Charles and a Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City launched to search for the missing boater along with multiple local agencies.

“Our crews are searching the area for the mariner,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Shore, executive petty officer at Station Cape Charles. “Anyone with information related to the search should call the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center at 757-668-5555."

Megan Viviano