Sailor from Norfolk-based USS Normandy goes overboard off NC coast

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (WAVY) — A sailor from the Norfolk-based cruiser USS Normandy is missing this morning after going overboard off the coast of North Carolina.

The sailor was reported missing around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

According a report from the Navy Times, it happened off the coast of Cherry Point — which is about 80 minutes south of Ocracoke Island.

This morning, several Navy ships and aircraft are reportedly assisting the USS Normandy and the U.S. Coast Guard in helping to find the sailor in the Atlantic Ocean.

WAVY is working to learn more details about the sailor, including who that person is and how he or she went overboard.

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