Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing boater in Madeira Beach

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard has suspended its active search pending further developments for a possible missing boater at approximately 7:15 p.m. Wednesday after a boat was washed aground on Madeira Beach, Fla.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Fla., received a report at about 1 p.m. Wednesday from a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office marine unit who reported that a 48-foot Sea Ray, Makin Waves, ran aground on Madeira Beach with no one onboard.

A Coast Guard Station Sand Key 47-foot motor life boat crew, 25-foot response boat crew and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew conducted searches.

With no new leads or correlating information the Coast Guard has suspended the active search for a possible missing boater and may resume the search if new information is received.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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