Coast Guard searching for overdue paddle boarder

CAPE COD, MA - An HC-144 Ocean Sentry from Air Station Cape Cod passes over the US Coast Guard Cutter Seneca during Operation Orange Flag on April 2nd, 2015. Operation Orange Flag 2015 is a multi-service, multi-national search and rescue exercise designed to allow various rescue personnel and assets to learn to seamlessly operate together under a variety of conditions. Orange Flag featured multiple jumps out of US Coast Guard, Air National Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft, including C-144's, C-130's, H-60's and HH-60's. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy / released)FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue paddle boarder in the vicinity of Fort Pierce.

Missing is William Morlock, 58 years old.

The crews of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant and a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane are currently searching for Morlock.

Morlock’s sister notified watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Miami command center of the situation at 9:05 a.m., Sunday. The initial report stated that her brother William was last seen Friday evening, at the residence they share, preparing the paddle board for use.

Watchstanders launched crews aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami, an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., an HC-144 from Air Station Miami, and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Sunday upon being notified.

Crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Bluefin and the C-130 searched throughout Sunday night and into Monday. The Bluefin crew and an HC-144 airplane crew searched throughout Monday.

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