Coast Guard searching for missing boater in the vicinity of Key Biscayne, Florida

65 MiamiMIAMI — Search-and-rescue crews are currently searching for a missing male in the vicinity of Key Biscayne, Florida, Sunday.

Missing is Paul Flowers, 31, from New York City.

At 5:43 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a report that Flowers and three other people aboard a rented 22-foot vessel fell off while trying to reset the vessel’s anchor near Nixon Beach, Florida. The three people were pulled out of the water by a good Samaritan with no reported injuries. Sector Miami issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Miami and a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami to begin searching.

Assisting with the search are:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

City of Miami Fire Rescue

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