Coast Guard, local agencies searching for 19-year-old man in St. Clair River after ‘Float Down’ event

d9CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local agencies are currently searching for a man who was reported missing in the St. Clair River Sunday afternoon.

Missing is 19-year-old Brady Morton, who was last seen in the upper St. Clair River, wearing gray shorts and red sunglasses, while participating in the Port Huron, Michigan, “Float Down” event.

Just after 4 p.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a missing missing man in the upper St. Clair River. He was with about 40 friends. None of the people with the man were aware when or where they had last seen him, but did recover his float.

Crews from Coast Guard Station Port Huron, aboard a 25-foot response boat and a 45-foot response boat, were already underway to monitor the event and responded along with crews from several other local agencies.

Sector Detroit issued an urgent marine information broadcast, advising mariners of the situation, asking them to keep a sharp lookout, to report all sightings to the nearest Coast Guard unit and to assist if possible.

The Coast Guard 9th District Command Center in Cleveland also diverted an aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit aboard a Dolphin helicopter from another case to assist in the search.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the 9th District Command Center at 216-902-6117 or their local 911 dispatch.

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