Coast Guard searching for missing sailor near Kill Devil Hills

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Coast Guard is searching for a 50-year-old sailor missing near Kill Devil Hills on Saturday.

Officials said Michael Bye was reported to be sailing from New York to Florida on his 35-foot boat, the H.M.S. Me II.

The Coast Guard was notified on Friday that Bye had failed to make contact at an agreed-upon time by a family member in Bellhaven.

Coast Guard search-and-rescue coordinators found his last position via cellphone near Kill Devil Hills.

Crews searched from Kitty Hawk to the Virginia State line in search of Bye. Another crew searched between 50 and 75 miles off the North Carolina coast in search of the man.

Anyone with information on Bye's whereabouts is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 757-398-6390.
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