Christopher James Panchyshyn
Panchyshyn, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 04/09/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Oregon Inlet, North Carolina
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 175 - 200 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Panchyshyn was last seen in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina on April 9, 2011. He was deep sea fishing with three friends when their 26-foot boat was hit by a series of large waves and three of its four passengers, including Panchyshyn, were ejected into the water. Ocean conditions were rough at the time.
His two companions were rescued, but Panchyshyn, who wasn't wearing a life jacket, disappeared and an extensive search turned up no sign of him. He is presumed lost at sea.
Other information and links : ncy
Dare County Sheriff's Department
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
September 2021 updates and sources
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