Coast Guard, partner agencies searching after distress call heard near Sarasota New Pass, Fla.

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching for what is believed to be a male after they recieved a distress call near Sarasota New Pass, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received the distress call at 11:09 a.m.

A 25-foot Response Boat – Small boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez, an MH-60 Helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, crews from Naples Police Department, Venice Police Department and Florida Fish and Wildlfe Conservation Commission are assisting in the search.

If anyone has any information please contact Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center at 727-824-7506.

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