Police: body washed ashore in Virginia belongs to local man

A Carteret County man's body washed ashore in Virginia, police said.

A construction worker found the body of 56-year-old Carl Douglas Lewis, of Beaufort, Tuesday morning, police said. The body was discovered north of a drawbridge in Chincoteague Island, on the eastern part of Virginia, near the Maryland border.

According to, Lewis was last seen alive at about 10-10:30 p.m. Monday, on a fishing boat. He reportedly fell off the vessel as it was docked behind a restaurant.

Police said they did not believe foul play was involved. Lewis had a heart condition, investigators said. His body was taken to the Norfolk Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

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