William Harry Hollingsworth

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Above: Hollingsworth, circa 1981

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 12, 1981 from Oak Island, North Carolina
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 15, 1941
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1 - 6'4, 150 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Hollingsworth wears eyeglasses. He has a small cleft in his chin. His nickname is Bill.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hollingsworth was last seen in Oak Island, North Carolina on November, 1981. He left the island in a twelve-foot canoe to set up gill nets in the Frying Pan Shoals area south of Bald Head Island. He got caught in a storm on the water and never returned. An extensive search turned up no sign of him, and he is presumed to have drowned.

    Hollingsworth is a graduate of Concord High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He owned the Shuford Insurance Agency at the time of his disappearance.

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

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    Source Information
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 3, 2010; casefile added.

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