The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday night for a missing boater near Cape Lookout. The man sent out a distress call Tuesday night saying that his 22-foot Bayliner was taking on water. He said his plan was to put on his life vest, gather some supplies and swim about 200 yards to shore.
Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill says it appears the unidentified boater was well prepared in the event of trouble
"Having a life jacket is one of the most important things to help keep that person above the water and prevent them from drowning," says Hill.