Coast Guard searching for owner of paddle board found in OBX

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WVEC) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said a paddle board, a paddle and a hat washed up in Kill Devil Hills Sunday afternoon.

According to a news release, Coast Guard personnel were notified by Dare County Emergency Dispatch at about 3:10 p.m. about the items washing ashore on the Albemarle Sound side of Kill Devil Hills in the 3100 block of Bay Drive.

The Coast Guard said they "issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched shallow water response boat crews from Station Oregon Inlet and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City to search."

The Coast Guard reported that they also were on scene searching along with Kill Devil Hills Fire Department. They said personnel from Kill Devil Hills Fire and Rescue were conducting "door-to-door visits" to try and find out if anyone was aware of a person or a paddle board are missing in the area.

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