Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for missing woman near St. Martens Key, Fla.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching for a missing woman in the vicinity of St. Martens Key, Florida, west of Homosassa, Florida, Thursday.

watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida, received a call at 5:55 p.m., from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, Florida, reporting the woman was missing from a 14-foot john boat after her and her husband were snorkeling for scallops in the area. While snorkeling, the boat drifted away, her husband swam a half-mile to retrieve the boat, then returned to the original location and was unable to locate his wife.

She is reported to have blonde hair and a pink and black bathing suit.

Crews from Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, SeaTow, Citrus County Fire and Rescue and Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, are searching for the woman.

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