Bobby Linwood Barbers

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Above: Barbers, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 2, 2010 from Oregon Inlet, North Carolina
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 54 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 250 - 300 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Barbers has a full, graying beard. His nickname is Pops.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black short-sleeved t-shirt and denim shorts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Barber was a crew member on the 74-foot fishing boat Gallant Fox on July 2, 2010. The ship was at Oregon Inlet, about 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina, when he fell overboard at approximately 5:00 a.m. He wasn't wearing a life jacket at the time. The water temperature at the time was about 82 degrees and the air temperature 72 degrees. In spite of an extensive search by the Coast Guard, no trace of Barbers could be found. The search was suspended the following day. He is presumed to be lost at sea.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    U.S. Coast Guard
    Hampton Roads Sector
    252-247-4544

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    WITN 7

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 25, 2011; casefile added.

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