Rescue crews locate missing boater

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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.

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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.

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