Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater near Frisco, NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WAVY) — The Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater Wednesday.

82-year-old Richard Tomlinson, of Clearwater, Florida, was reportedly sailing from Clearwater to Maine. His sailboat was found aground near Hatteras on Monday.

Multiple crews from Air Station Elizabeth City and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch searched an area that encompassed 2,700 square miles over a 45-hour period.

If you have any information related to the search, call the Coast Guard Command Center at 757-398-6390.