The Coast Guard, along with police from Salisbury, Merrimack, and Newburyport, had responded around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday to a report of two people in the water after a boat capsized in rough seas, according to a Coast Guard press release.
First responders took him to the hospital to get examined, but the U.S. Coast Guard said he was not injured. The distressed swimmer made it back to shore safely, but the 18-year-old man has not returned.
Officials said the men, who have not yet been identified, were not wearing life jackets when their boat flipped over.
The boogie board was found washed up on shore, near off road vehicle ramp 49.
Rescue crews have suspended their search for a missing boater whose boat capsized off Salisbury Beach on Tuesday night.
The Coast Guard said they "issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched shallow water response boat crews from Station Oregon Inlet and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City to search".
When the Coast Guard's 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew arrived on scene to locate the second person, they reported seeing him face down and unconscious in the surf zone.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup confirmed that the body was found by Hatteras Island Rescue at Frisco Beach in the Outer Banks.