Body of overboard fisherman found on Hatteras Island

The supermoon shines over Coast Guard Cutter Forward at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, November 13, 2016. This supermoon was the nearest and brightest supermoon of 2016 and the largest since 1948. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki/Released).
The supermoon shines over Coast Guard Cutter Forward at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia, November 13, 2016. This supermoon was the nearest and brightest supermoon of 2016 and the largest since 1948. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki/Released).

HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. (WAVY) — The body of a fisherman who fell overboard Monday morning was found hours later on Hatteras Island.

U.S. Coast Guard officials say crews were launched around 11 a.m. Monday to search for the man — who was said to have fallen overboard from a commercial fishing vessel.

Two hours later, the National Park Service informed the Coast Guard that the man’s body had been recovered on Hatteras Island by local law enforcement.

Authorities have not yet identified the fisherman.

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