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Coast​ Guard​ suspends​ search for missing​ boater near Cedar Key

Coast​ Guard​ suspends​ search for missing​ boater near Cedar Key
Archive image: Pasco Sheriff Office canine unit, Dog Handler Baroff conducts canine hoist training along with members at the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Feb. 11, 2021.
This training prepares the dogs to get familiar with deploying from flying assets.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Villa Rodriguez.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The​ Coast​ Guard suspended search efforts Sunday evening for a missing boater one nautical mile offshore of Cedar Key.

Deceased is David S., 33, and missing is Michael S., 39-years-old.

A Coast​ Guard​ Station​ Yankeetown crew discovered a body matching the description ofo David S., Saturday, shortly after 7 a.m. near his sunken vessel​ “Dog House.”

Coast​ Guard​ crews searched approximately 125 hours covering 1,332 square nautical miles.

«One of the toughest parts of the job is suspending search and rescue efforts, and we do not make this decision lightly,» said Capt. Matthew Thompson,​ commanding officer​ of​ Coast​ Guard​ Sector St. Petersburg. «It is only after the​ Coast​ Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife​ Conservation​ Commission, Levi Sheriff’s County Office, and local partner agencies saturated every possible area that we must make this call.»

A good Samaritan notified Coast​ Guard​ Sector St. Petersburg​ watchstanders at​ 11 a.m., Wednesday reporting debris in the water. Upon notification, watchstanders deployed​ Coast​ Guard​ crews to search the area with the help of​ ​ Florida Fish and Wildlife​ Conservation​ Commission and Levi Sheriff’s County Office diving crews.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast​ Guard​ Station​ Yankeetown​ 27-foot boat crew
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife​ Conservation​ Commission marine crews​
  • Levi Sheriff’s County Office crews

Previous Coast Guard news release press here

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