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    4-Year-Old Swept Out to Sea

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 4-year-old New Hampshire boy who was swept into the ocean Wednesday afternoon in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. WAVY's Brett Hall reports.

    (Published Thursday, April 26, 2018)

    Authorities have suspended their search for a 4-year-old New Hampshire boy they say was swept out to sea while walking with his mother on a North Carolina beach.

    The U.S. Coast Guard tells media outlets the boy and his mother were walking along the shore in Kitty Hawk on Wednesday afternoon when a wave hit the boy and carried him out into the ocean. Officials say the mother ultimately lost sight of her son as he went further from the shore.

    A helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City and Coast Guard boats from the Oregon Inlet station together combed 130 square miles before suspending the search at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Although the boy has not been identified, officials confirmed he is from Manchester.

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