Coast Guard suspends search for 2 near Horseshoe Beach, Fla

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have suspended their search at 2 p.m., Sunday for two males after their 21-foot boat capsized 13 miles west of Horseshoe Beach.

Missing are Tom Morrison, 65, Jacksonville, and Glenn Harris, 70.

Crews searched approximately 13 hours and covered 2,537 square miles before it was confirmed by FWC, Frank Dipaula, 78, of Keystone Heights, and Tom Grant, 67., that Morrison and Harris succumbed to hypothermia and disappeared below the surface Saturday.

Dipaula and Grant survived the capsizing.

An HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew, and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, crews from FWC, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alligator, homported in St. Petersburg, and Dixie County Sheriff’s Office members searched for the men.

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  1. Kathy Upton says:

    Glenn Harris is my brother-in-law….a wonderful man and a true outdoorsman. Thank you so much for your efforts in searching for him. Our family appreciates the manpower and time expended.