Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Florida

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who hasn’t been heard from since calling 911 Friday morning, reporting a shoulder injury while canoeing in an unspecified location.

Missing is John Price, 49.

Price called the St. Johns County 911 at 6:35 a.m. to report an accident and his injury. Before more information could be gathered about his whereabouts or condition the 911 operator lost contact with him.

The Coast Guard and local response agencies are searching the Intracoastal Waterway from St. Augustine to Matanzas River as well as the St. Johns River from the Buckman Bridge to Palatka.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of John Price are urged to call the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center at 904-564-7511.

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