Source: Coast Guard

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Destin

Source: Coast Guard

The Coast Guardalong with state and local responders, are searching for a boater who went missing after he fell overboard near Destin on Thursday evening. 

According to the Coast Guard, a 55-year-old African-American male was last seen in the water without a lifejacket, wearing black swim trunks and a mint green t-shirt.

  • Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office that a boater had fallen overboard a few hundred yards off of Marler Bayou and didn’t resurface. 

Watchstanders launched a Station Destin 29-foot Response Boat-Small boatcrew to conduct a search.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Destin Fire Department are assisting with the search.

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