Wicked Tuna star Charlie Griffin dies along with his dog Leila in boating accident off the coast of North Carolina as fellow sailor is still missing SuperNayr

Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks star Captain Charlie Griffin has reportedly died in a boating accident on Monday.

The reality TV star with his dog Leila at the time of the wreck that claimed both their lives near Pea Island in Dare County, North Carolina.

The announcement was made this week on Facebook.  

‘It is with the deepest sadness we report that Charlie Griffin and his beloved dog, Leila, have passed away in a boating accident today, March 4th,’ the note said.

‘Please keep family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. We will forever remember Griff!’

The US Coast Guard also posted a message regarding Charlie’s death.

Wicked Tuna star Charlie Griffin has reportedly died in a boating accident on Monday. The reality TV star with his dog Leila at the time of the wreck that claimed both their lives near Pea Island in Dare County, North Carolina

Wicked Tuna star Charlie Griffin has reportedly died in a boating accident on Monday. The reality TV star with his dog Leila at the time of the wreck that claimed both their lives near Pea Island in Dare County, North Carolina

‘On the morning of 3/4/24, the US Coast Guard received a report of an overdue vessel traveling from Virginia to Wanchese, NC,’ the statement began.

‘The 35′ vessel was subsequently located off Pea Island and the body of Charles Griffin Jr (Charlie Griffin) of Wanchese, NC and his dog (deceased) were recovered onshore near the same. 

‘The vessel appears to have capsized somewhere near Oregon Inlet. 

‘Officers are still searching for a second occupant that was aboard the vessel. 

‘North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is leading the ongoing investigation along with assistance from officers from US Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, NC Marine Fisheries, Dare County Sheriff’s Office, and the US Coast Guard.’

It is not known who that other person was. 

In an effort to locate the missing second sailor, the Coast Guard said they were searching the shorelines using ATVs and a cutter on the water. 

A helicopter that left from USCG Elizabeth City was conducting aerial searches.

But it started to rain and get foggy which caused the search to be called off.

The last communication with the boat was March 3 around 6:15 p.m. and the boat was near Nags Head at the time, a Coast Guard spokesperson told 13News Now. 

Griffin was a native of Wilmington, North Carolina. 

The announcement was made this week on Facebook . 'It is with the deepest sadness we report that Charlie Griffin and his beloved dog, Leila, have passed away in a boating accident today, March 4th,' the note said

The announcement was made this week on Facebook . ‘It is with the deepest sadness we report that Charlie Griffin and his beloved dog, Leila, have passed away in a boating accident today, March 4th,’ the note said

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