Search on For Missing Kite Surfer Near O.C.

Search on For Missing Kite Surfer Near O.C.

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A search is called off when a kite surfer turns up safe after paddling into shore. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City)

The Coast Guard is searching for a missing kite surfer near Ocean City on Thanksgiving evening.

Coast Guard Station Atlantic City watchstanders received a call from 911 notifying them of a kite surfer reportedly wearing all black seen drifting out to sea after falling off a kiteboard approximately 500 yards off Corson Inlet at around 3:20 p.m.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City, a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew and a 45-foot response boat crew for the search.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case can contact the Sector Delaware Bay command center at 215-271-4960.