Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Daytona Beach

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter File Photo

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard, along with local agencies, is searching Saturday for a missing boater near Daytona Beach.

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Command Center watchstanders were notified by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at 10:29 a.m. of an unmanned 32-foot vessel was found on the beach.

Coast Guard crews searching are:

  • A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter launched at 11:11 a.m.
  • A Coast Guard Station Ponce de Leon 45-foot Response Boat–Medium launched at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Mayport, is en route to join the search.

Partner agencies involved in the search include:

  • Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
  • Daytona Beach Police Department
  • Daytona Beach Patrol
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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