Body of missing boater found in NC

November 24, 2009 12:15:58 PM PST
A body that washed ashore at a North Carolina wildlife refuge over the weekend has been identified as the owner of a fishing boat that sank off the New Jersey coast on Nov. 11.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that the body of Kenneth Rose Sr. was found Saturday on the beach at the north end of Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge by a visitor collecting seashells.

Rose was one of three crew members on board the Sea Tractor when it sank in bad weather off Cape May. Also aboard were his 49-year-old son Kenneth Jr. and 55-year-old crew member Larry Forrest. They have not been found.

A life raft from the Sea Tractor had washed up at the wildlife refuge several days before Rose's body was found.