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Body of fisherman who disappeared in January found

February 6, 2020 GMT

SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) — The body of a second fisherman who disappeared after their boat capsized on the North Carolina coast has been recovered, authorities said Thursday.

The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office said the body of Sammy Douglas was recovered on Tuesday after it was discovered by a N.C. Department of Transportation ferry, news sources reported.

Douglas was one of four people on board a shrimp boat that sank in the Pamlico Sound on the night of Jan. 7. Authorities said boat captain Floyd Gibbs died at the hospital, while crew member Ben Poe was treated for hypothermia at the hospital and released.

The body of Keyron Davis was found about a week later.