Bodies of both missing boaters found after fishing vessel sank in Pamlico Sound in January

North Carolina

PAMLICO COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – The bodies of both missing boaters whose boat sank in the area of the Pamlico Sound in early January have been found.

According to Sgt. Charles Herina with the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office, Sammy Douglas’ body was found Tuesday near Ocracoke on the soundside. He was from Englehard, North Carolina.

The body of the other boater, Keyron Davis, was recovered on January 10.

Davis went missing after the boat he was in sank on the night of January 7 around the Pamlico Sound. The Coast Guard received a distress signal from the fishing vessel Papa’s Girl. Responding crews pulled two other boaters from the water that night. Those crew members, Ben Poe and Floyd Gibbs, were rushed to emergency care, however Gibbs died at the hospital due to hypothermia.

The Coast Guard suspended its search the day after the vessel sank.

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