The Wildlife Resources Commission is in charge of  the investigation because the incident happened in a navigable waterway.

NewsChannel 12 is working to get more details.

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Crews have resumed their search Tuesday for a 15-year-old boy who fell off a boat into the Trent River Monday afternoon, and teams from across the state are coming in to assist.

Ira Whitford, the assistant director of Craven County Emergency Services, told NewsChannel 12 that eight boats with 20 crew members are searching the Trent River between River Bend and Trent Woods Tuesday morning.

In addition, Cherry Point's "PEDRO" helicopter and another helicopter from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are in the sky, Whitford said. A dive team from Beaufort County is also at the scene.

Crews outside of Eastern Carolina are heading to the area as well, including teams from Hertford County and a North Carolina Canine Emergency Response Team (NCCERT) from Morganton in Burke County, Whitford said. Side-scan sonar will be deployed once again.

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According to the Coast Guard, the 15-year-old fell off a 21-foot boat into the Trent River near Gull Pointe in River Bend. Craven County 911 officials contacted the Coast Guard at about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Brandon Lyon of N.C. Wildlife said six people, all younger than 18, were on the boat when the 15-year-old fell. The teen was reportedly not wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

Officials have not released the identity of the missing teen. There's no word on exactly how the accident happened.

Although local crews and teams from outside Eastern Carolina are still actively searching for the 15-year-old, the Coast Guard called off their search just before 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Coast Guard said several factors affected that decision, including the fact that the teen was not wearing a life vest and the shallowness of the water, which allowed Coast Guardsmen to cover the area well Monday.

The Wildlife Resources Commission has taken over the investigation because the incident happened in a navigable waterway.

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A search continues Tuesday for a 15-year-old boy who fell off a boat into the Trent River Monday afternoon.

Ira Whitford, the assistant director of Craven County Emergency Services, said Monday night that crews will continue to look for the boy until he is found. A boat from Atlantic Beach, equipped with side-scan sonar, was brought in to assist.

According to the Coast Guard, the 15-year-old fell off a 21-foot boat into the Trent River near Gull Pointe in River Bend. Craven County 911 officials contacted the Coast Guard at about 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The teen was reportedly not wearing a life jacket, the Coast Guard said.

Based on an initial report, the victim was possibly hit by the boat's motor, said Craven County Emergency Services.

Officials have not released the identity of the missing teen. There's no word on how the accident happened or if anyone else was on that boat.

The Coast Guard sent out a 24-foot "Special Purpose Craft" to help search for the 15-year-old. In addition, Cherry Point's "PEDRO" helicopter flew to the scene to help. But after hours of searching, the teen was not found Monday.

Boat crews from the River Bend Fire Department, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and N.C. Marine Patrol are still looking for the teen. The Wildlife Resources Commission has taken over the investigation because the incident happened in a navigable waterway.

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A staging area is set up at Lawson Creek Park in New Bern.

NewsChannel 12 is working to get  more details.