Tyrrell County officials: Body of missing boater found

TYRRELL COUNTY - Tyrrell County officials say they have found the body of a missing man, who fell off a boat in Alligator Creek Saturday evening.

That missing boater has been identified as William Brookshire, 57 of Winterville, according to officials. They say they found his body around 11:45 Sunday morning.

Officials say a call came into the 911 Center around 7:15 Saturday night, reporting a man had fallen off a boat into the Alligator River off Old U.S. 64.

The U.S. Coast Guard sent a helicopter and boat from Elizabeth City, according to officials. The Tyrrell Fire Department, Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management, North Carolina Marine Patrol also responded and are continuing the search for the boater Sunday morning.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is investigating the incident, according to officials.

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