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Coast Guard searching for solo boater off Outer Banks

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Michael Bye was reportedly aboard the H.M.S Me II, a 35-foot recreational boat, when he was reported missing. PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS STEPHEN LEHMANN, U.S. COAST GUARD DISTRICT 5

Michael Bye was reportedly aboard the H.M.S Me II, a 35-foot recreational boat, when he was reported missing. PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS STEPHEN LEHMANN, U.S. COAST GUARD DISTRICT 5

The United States Coast Guard is searching for a missing 72-year-old boater off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Michael Bye was reportedly traveling from New York to Florida aboard the 35-foot flybridge cruiser, H.M.S. Me II.

According to the Coast Guard, watch standers at the agency’s fifth district command center were notified at 7:40 p.m. Friday that Bye had failed to make contact at an agreed-upon time with a family member.

Coast Guard search-and-rescue coordinators found Bye’s last position via cellphone in the vicinity of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

As of Sunday at around midday, the Charlotte Observer reported that the search was still under way.

The Coast Guard was using an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. to search for Bye. 

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