Coast Guard searching for overdue boater

Scott Albon is a 52-year-old caucasian male with blonde hair who the Coast Guard was searching for near Florida, December 26, 2016. He was known to be traveling from Panama City, Florida to Crystal River, Florida on December 25, 2016. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Brandon Giles)

Scott Albon is a 52-year-old caucasian male with blonde hair who the Coast Guard was searching for near Florida, December 26, 2016. He was known to be traveling from Panama City, Florida to Crystal River, Florida on December 25, 2016. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Brandon Giles)

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard air and boat crews are searching for an overdue boater traveling from Panama City, Florida, to Crystal River, Florida, Monday.

Overdue is 52-year-old Scott Albon. He was last seen aboard a 36-foot Carver motor yacht.

The family of the boater notified Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 6:09 p.m., Sunday. Sector St. Petersburg notified Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders at 6:30 p.m., Sunday.

Watchstanders launched a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew at 11:27 p.m., Sunday, to conduct a search. Florida Fish and Wildlife and Franklin County Sheriff’s Department launched surface assets.

The Coast Guard Cutter Stingray crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircrew are searching Monday.

Anyone with information that can assist the search is urged to call the Sector Mobile Command Center at 251-441-6211.

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