ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing boaters reported to be on a 39-foot boat between Charlotte Harbor and Carrabelle, Florida, Monday.
Missing are Michael Forehand who is in his late 30’s and Lisa Harris, 48, from Carrabelle.
At 11:21 a.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a call from Laurie Roberts, a friend of Harris, stating Forehand and Harris were expected to arrive in Carrabelle by sunset, Sunday. In addition, she stated Harris had not shown up for work at 9 a.m. Monday.
Roberts stated Harris and Forehand left their vehicle at her house in Carrabelle, drove a rental car to Charlotte Harbor, and departed Saturday on a 39-foot Sea Ray.
Cell phone pings from Forehand and Harris last located the boaters approximately 10 miles west of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, on Saturday.
A C-130 Hercules aircraft crew from Air Station Clearwater, Florida, and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hawk, home ported in St. Petersburg, are searching for the boaters.
If you or anyone you know has any information regarding the whereabouts of Forehand and/ or Harris, please contact Coast Guard Seventh District’s command center at 305-415-6800.