Monday, August 19, 2019

Two Boaters Missing Off Florida

Search continues off Port Canaveral and along local beaches for two missing firefighters...

The Coast Guard along with partner agencies were continuing to search for two overdue boaters late Sunday evening after not returning from a fishing trip near Port Canaveral, Florida.

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The boaters, Brian McCluney and Justin Walker, were last seen departing the 300 Christopher Columbus boat ramp Friday (8/16) in a 24-foot center console heading toward "8A" reef. 

Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral watchstanders were notified by a family member of the boaters not returning as expected Friday evening. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders launched assets including a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Canaveral, an HC-130 Hercules search plane from Air Station Clearwater and the Coast Guard Cutter Ridley, an 87-foot Patrol Boat to conduct searches.  

Others searching are the Navy and Brevard County Sheriffs Office.

The above photo released by the Coast Guard is a picture of the boat when it was being launched Friday.  News outlets have stated the boat is a Robalo

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center at 904-714-7558

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