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.