PORTSMOUTH, Va.—The Coast Guard received a report of a missing person Thursday after police located his vehicle at a boat ramp in Manteo, North Carolina.
Missing is Scott Johnson, a 47 year-old male, and his dog, Baxter.
Dare County Dispatch contacted Coast Guard watchstanders to report that Johnson was last seen by a neighbor on Aug. 22. Johnson reportedly said he was planning to take his 23-foot sport fisher underway to trouble shoot a maintenance issue he was having with the vessel.
It is not known where he was going or how long he planned to be gone for.
Johnson’s vehicle and boat trailer were located Thursday night by local detectives at North Carolina Wildlife Access Boat Ramp in the vicinity of Pirate’s Cove Marina.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Scott Johnson is requested to call Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Center at (910) 343-3880.