U.S. Coast Guard searching for boater east of Cape Canaveral

U.S. Coast Guard searching for boater east of Cape Canaveral


U.S. Coast Guard searching for boater east of Cape Canaveral The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for the captain of a fishing vessel who went missing after apparently falling overboard while boating about 300 miles east of Cape Canaveral. Crew members of the Day Boat Too fishing vessel alerted the Coast Guard to the 30 year old mans disappearance about 2:57 a.m. Sunday. It was not immediately known where the boat was based. Crew members said the unnamed captain of the 46 foot fishing boat fell overboard during the journey. The Coast Guard Air Station in Clearwater dispatched an HC 130 Hercules aircraft to search the area. A second Hercules aircrew from the Coast Guards Air Station Elizabeth arrived about 10:30 a.m. to relieve the first search team and continue the search of the surrounding area. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable is also headed to the site to assist with a search of the ocean for the missing captain. he crew of the cutter Dependable is expected to arrive on scene at midnight and will search through the night. Contact Gallop at 321 242 3642, [email protected] or Twitter @JDGallop CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING TODAY: This article originally appeared on Florida Today:

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