Body of missing tuber found near Duck-Southern Shores line

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) –  The body of the missing 45-year-old tuber was found north of the Duck-Southern Shores line, according to the Town of Duck officials.

Officials say that Zandro Samote, of Bergenfield, New Jersey went missing while riding a tube behind a pontoon boat in the area of 13 Sound View Trail on Saturday.

The Coast Guard crews arrived on scene after receiving the call at 1:05 p.m.,  and joined Dare County boat crews and a Dare MedFlight air crew in searching for Samote.

Samote was wearing a orange bathing suit, and was not wearing a life-jacket.

The Coast Guard’s search encompassed 39 square miles over a 14-hour period. The search was suspended at 9:45 p.m.

The Duck release reported the Twiford Funeral Home is handling arrangements for the family.