Swimmer still missing in Duck after search over the weekend

By on September 22, 2018

Local rescue teams and the Coast Guard searched unsuccessfully over the weekend for a swimmer who was reported missing in the surf Saturday morning.

Duck Surf Rescue, Duck Fire and Police and Dare County EMS units were sent to the beach access at Acorn Oak Avenue at 7:43 a.m. after a call for a swimmer in distress, according to a statement from the town.

An air and water search followed. Dare MedFlight provided initial aerial support for Duck Surf Rescue and Duck Fire Department swimmers.

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The U.S. Coast Guard helped by air and sea, but suspended their search later Saturday.

A high risk of rip currents and strong shore break were forecast by the National Weather Service Saturday and Sunday.

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