Coast Guard Searching for Missing Boater Near Soldier Key

MIAMI – Coast Guard crewmembers are searching for a missing boater, Marcos Arguelles, who was reported missing Wednesday.

A family member contacted search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Miami about midnight Wednesday to report Arguelles, a 67-year-old man, failed to return from his boating trip.

Upon notification, SAR coordinators immediately launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami to conduct a search of the area. The crew located the empty 22-foot pleasure craft near Soldier Key in Miami.

Assisting with the search are crews from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach and Fire Boat 1 from Miami-Dade County.

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