ATLANTIC BEACH — Police are investigating an unattended death that occurred Thursday at Anchorage Marina.

A call went out over the scanner around 4:43 p.m. Thursday of a report of a boating incident in the water at Anchorage Marina at 517 E. Fort Macon Road. First responders from the Atlantic Beach fire and police departments responded, according to Fire Chief Mike Simpson.

“There was a boat adrift out in the sound,” Chief Simpson said, referring to Bogue Sound. “We and the police department launched our rescue boats and came in contact with a male floating face down in the water.”

Chief Simpson described the victim as a white male in his late 30s to early 40s. As of Thursday afternoon, the victim’s identity is unknown.

First responders determined the victim was deceased when they arrived on scene.

Chief Simpson said as of Thursday the police department is investigating the incident.

“The police department is trying to locate witnesses,” the chief said.

This is a developing report.

Contact Mike Shutak at 252-726-7081 ext. 206, email; or follow on Twitter at @mikesccnt.

(4) comments

Trey barnes

Does the marina have video surveillance. It's hard to believe nobody saw anything. That would be the first thing I would start with.

Shawn Smith

Well I start with who he was is there a massive insurance policy. Sounds like a inside job to me to easy to cover should probably have an outside agency come in and do a internal affairs investigation or he'll just end up getting swept under the rug like James Bells death in 2009 . it'll go cold and noone other then the people who had involment with this Anonymous gentleman( wonder why y'all won't release the facts??? Why don't law enforcement want anyone to know his name) will know what really happened to him . what kinda boat did he have? Was he a dual resident. If so has anyone else from his home town ended up dead in a fiery crash or I unsolved drowning. Was there in affair? Follow the financial Trail. was he involved with any Shady car salesman he just so happened to be at a marina there's a lot of FISHY stuff that goes on around marinas they build boats they have access to VIN numbers registrations and boats are worth a lot of money and with the hurricane approaching it won't be hard to pass one one off as sunk collect the insurance money switch the Vins "ship" it out of state and sell it for $100,000 . I'd look into who's been spending their time around that Marina who he was working for if he was working down here and what kind of work they were involved in.

Shawn Smith

And I check them closely and there ties two other incidents like it no matter how many years apart they happened if take it into consideration I mean it is a small world and there's a lot of coincidences but if somebody is evil enough to do it once and they managed to get away with it they're evil enough to do it again . 5 10 20 30 years to let it cool off hmmmm I don't believe in coincidences coincidentally

Shawn Smith

What kinda record did he have ? Was he a theift was he a quote on quote modern day pirate? Was he involved with any of the pirates y'all got on your watch list ?

Welcome to the discussion.

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive/condescending attacks on other users or goading them. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning.