Coast Guard continues search for missing man near Panama City

MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing the search for a man who went missing approximately 1 mile south of Panama City, Fla., in St Andrew’s Bay, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Station Panama City, Fla. received a report at approximately 3 p.m., Monday, from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, that a man had jumped from his 30-foot recreational vessel and had not surfaced.

The following Coast Guard units searched last night and have continued the search at first light this morning:

  • Coast Guard Cutter Seahawk and crew, homeported in Carrabelle, Fla.
  • A 41-foot response boat and crew from Station Panama City
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary vessels and members conducting shoreline searches

The Coast Guard is searching along with the FWC, Panama City Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit and the Panama City Fire Department.

If you have any information on the missing man, please call the Coast Guard on channel 16 or by phone at (251) 441-6211.

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