Coast Guard searching for possible missing boaters

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MIAMI — Coast Guard crewmembers are searching for possible missing boaters approximately 17 miles off of Venice Beach, Fla., Thursday evening.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla.,command center received an uncorrelated mayday late Thursday evening. The female and male callers requested help over the radio before losing communications with the Coast Guard watchstanders.

A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., are searching alongside a boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Cortez and the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket.

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