Coast Guard crews searching for man in water near Fort Landing, N.C.

(Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a man this afternoon in the Little Alligator River near Fort Landing.

Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center in Wilmington were told around 12 p.m. that a 17-foot skiff was found unmanned, traveling in circles.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew out of Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City is now searching, along with two North Carolina Marine Patrol crews and one Tyrell County Fire Department boat crew.

Crews remain on scene searching.

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