Oregon Inlet swimmer missing since Wednesday is identified

By on July 6, 2019

The name of the 60-year-old man from Raleigh who was last seen swimming on a boogie board near Oregon Inlet the morning of July 3 has been released. He is John Carmichael Healy and goes by Michael Healy.

Healy started his swim on a boogie board about three quarters of a mile south of off-road vehicle ramp 4.

The board was later found in the water between the remaining section of the Bonner Bridge and the new Basnight Bridge.

After a 16-hour effort, the Coast Guard suspended the search for him, but National Park Service Rangers continue to patrol the shoreline.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore visitors are encouraged to call 252-473-3444 to report any information that could help locate Michael Healy.

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