Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Missing at sea aboard a 23' Sea Ox fiberglass boat. Was last known/seen alive on his friends 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". Ted Wall, aged 22 was in the company of Harold Jeffrey Mays, age 21. 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 in subsequent 3+ decades.
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United States Coast Guard Fifth District