WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing in the Currituck Sound near Duck on the Outer Banks.

A Coast Guard news release says the 45-year-old man went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat around 1 p.m. Saturday.

The man had on an orange swim suit and no life jacket.

The Coast Guard and Dare County authorities have sent boats and a helicopter to search.