Coast Guard, partner agencies continue search for 52-year-old man

Southeastern Coast Guard News
EGMONT, Fla. — Coast Guard crewmembers along with partner agencies continue to search Tuesday for a 52-year-old man after his 14-foot boat was found adrift west of here, between Egmont buoys nine and 10.

Missing is Patrick Mullins.

A member of the Tampa Bay Pilots Association contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector St. Petersburg at approximately 10 a.m., Monday reporting the adrift boat. After further research, watchstanders were able to determine the boat belonged to Mullins who was reported overdue by his family members.

A 45-foot Response Boat— Medium crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, an HC-130 Hercules aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Marlin, crews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Manatee County Sherriff’s Office, Long Beach Police Department, Long Boat Holmes Beach Police Department and Bradenton Police Department are searching for Mullins.

If anyone has any information on Mullins contact Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg search and rescue command center at 727-824-7506.

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