UPDATE: Day 2 of search for man who fell into White Oak River underway

JONES COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A search for a man who fell off his boat into the White Oak River is in its second day.

According to North Carolina Wildlife Master Officer Tyler Ingle, the crews started the search at 6 a.m. Sunday morning at the White Oak River near Haywood Landing.

They are searching for 37-year-old Antonio Kinsey using boats and drones on the White Oak River.

They say family members are on the scene but are asking the public to avoid the area.

Ingle told WITN, “It’s a narrow body of water so we hope the search goes by quickly but we’ll stay out here as long as we need to be with this victim’s family.”

He says NC Wildlife is the primary investigator and Maysville Fire Department, West Carteret Fire, Craven County Emergency Management, Jones County Sheriff and the U.S. Forest Service are all assisting.

The Onslow County Dive Team and Emergency Services have also joined the investigation.

Authorities say the search will resume Sunday morning.

See below for the previous story:

Multiple first responders are looking for a boater who witnesses say fell out of his boat on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a 911 call around noon of a man who fell out of his boat near Long Point Boat Launch on the White Oak River in Jones County.

Sheriff Mathew Wineman told WITN, the man’s 11-year-old son was inside when his father went overboard.

He says two other boaters in the area attempted to help but were unsuccessful.

Authorities say the investigation is a joint effort including the US Forestry Service, NC Wildlife and Maysville Search and Rescue.

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