Harold Jeffrey Mays
North American Missing Persons Network
Harold Jeffrey Mays

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 13, 1980 from Cape Hatteras, Dare County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: None.
  • Clothing: Likely layered clothing and foul weather maritime style gear.
  • Jewelry: None.
  • AKA: Jeffrey or Jeff
  • Case Number: 0093 - 13

  • Details of Disappearance
    Missing at sea aboard a 23' Sea Ox fiberglass boat. Was last known/seen alive on his boat during a fishing trip in or near the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic Ocean out 16 miles southeast from the inlet off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on 11-13-80 at 1:30 PM.

    Allegedly experienced outboard engine problems with the engine "freeze plug". Mays was in the company of another young man named Ted Wall, age 22. Possibly a boating accident or may be related to foul play.

    US Coast Guard coordinated efforts of search of 104,000 square miles of ocean involving 47 aircraft sorties and 10 surface units. No trace of vessel, crew or debris found during search or subsequently.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    United States Coast Guard Fifth District

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