WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Officials have recovered the body of a boater who went missing Saturday afternoon.
Washington Police Chief Stacy Drakeford says rescue crews located the body of John Foote around 7 p.m.
Foote was 82 years old.
His boat was docked at the Washington Harbor, but his home address is in Vanceboro.
Officials are searching for a man who went missing while swimming near the Washington waterfront.
Washington Police Chief Stacy Drakeford tells WNCT the man went missing just before 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
The man is thought to be a Washington resident.
He was last seen swimming from his boat to an island near the waterfront.
Coast Guard, a dive team from the city, and the Washington Fire Department are assisting with the search.
The man’s boat has been recovered.
Stick with WNCT for updates.