Sadly, according to WVEC-TV, the bodies of three missing crabbers have been located off the coast of North Carolina.
According to the news outlet, the men were reportedly crabbing aboard a 25-foot boat and never returned to Camden Point in April. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that their bodies were later found in three different locations.
It is unclear what caused the men to disappear. They were reportedly using a 1974 Silverton outboard engine fiberglass boat with crab fishing pots when they went missing. Media reports have not indicated if the boat has been recovered. Their deaths remain under investigation.
On the day when the men went missing, investigators noted that the water was very choppy. The incident has reportedly shaken up the crabber community in the area, as many commercial operators attempted to help the search attempt to find the men.
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