Coast Guard Continues Search for Man in Water

GORDON’S PASS, Fla. – The Coast Guard is continuing its search today for a person in the water about 10-nautical-miles west of Gordon’s Pass, Fla., after two people were recovered Saturday.

The Coast Guard received a call from a Good Samaritan at about 12:45 p.m. Saturday stating that he had pulled someone from the water near Gordon’s Pass. The survivor reported that he was in a 34-foot, white and yellow vessel with two other people aboard when it capsized four days ago near Gordon’s Pass.

Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach immediately launched a 33-foot rescue boat to search for the missing boaters. The Coast Guard rescue crew arrived on scene at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, found one of the missing boaters and pulled him from the water.

Both men were wearing life jackets. The two survivors were brought to Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla., Saturday.

A C-130 search plane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and the Coast Guard Cutter Marlin, home ported in Fort Myers, Fla., are searching the area for the third missing boater.

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