Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Father and son missing in Delaware Bay in the area of Port Mahon, Kent County, Delaware. Father's body recovered from Delaware Bay one week later.
Synopsis: In the mid-afternoon hours of Saturday, April 24, 2010, a 16-18 foot vessel was spotted overturned in the Delaware Bay in the area of Port Mahon. U.S. Coast Guard personnel, Little Creek Fire Company, the DSP Dive Team and DNREC Fish and Wildlife responded to the area. Upon locating the boat, they found it void of any occupants. A search and rescue operation ensued and no one was located.
The boat was recently purchased by David R. Whitehair of Felton. Mr. Whitehair and his 17-year-old son David C. Whitehair were supposed to go on a chartered fishing trip yesterday; however, the trip was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Mr. Whitehair decided to go anyway on his own boat and he took his son. They were last seen yesterday April 23, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
MP 7872's father David R. Whitehair body has been recovered from Delaware Bay.
MP 7872, David Charles Whitehair's body has not been recovered. MP 7872, David Charles Whitehair is of Cherokee Indian descent.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Delaware State Police
Sgt. Colby Cox