Coast Guard searching for missing woman near Destin, Florida

29 MayportNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Okaloosa County Fire Department and good Samaritans are searching for a missing woman after a boat capsized near the East Destin Jetties in Destin, Florida, Friday.

The woman is described as 5-foot 2-inches tall, approximately 120 pounds, wearing a leopard print top with a black skirt, and with a Russian accent. She was on a boat with 10 other people when the boat struck the Destin jetties, subsequently capsizing.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report of 11 people in the water at 5:14 a.m. Watchstanders directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Destin 29-foot Response-Boat Small crew and a Station Destin 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew.

The Coast Guard, assisting agencies and good Samaritans rescued 10 people, four of which were transferred to waiting emergency medical services.

Anyone with information on the missing woman is requested to contact Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211.

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