ORIENTAL, N.C. — North Carolina wildlife officers say they have found the body of a fisherman whose boat sank in a river.
WITN-TV in Greenville reports North Carolina Wildlife officers say 63-year-old Joseph Baker of Grifton and his son were shrimping in the river early Friday when their 19-foot (5.79-meter) boat sank near Oriental, about 150 miles (241.39 kilometers) southeast of Raleigh.
Authorities say they found Joseph Baker’s body around 11:30 a.m., around 10 hours after he disappeared. Wildlife officers rescued 36-year-old William Baker and took him to the hospital, where the officers say he is in stable condition.
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating and says it’s not yet known why the boat sank.
Information from: WITN-TV, http://www.witn.com/