Coast Guard continues search for missing Apopka man

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing its search Friday evening for the Apopka, Fla., man who was reported overdue from a fishing trip early Thursday morning.

Missing is Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez.

So far responders have found no sign of Hernandez or his boat.

Coast Guard crews currently searching are the crew of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher and an aircrew aboard a C-130 Hercules plane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla. The crew of the Kingfisher is planning to continue searching through the night.

Anyone with information on Hernandez’s location, or anyone who may have seen the boat pictured above since Wednesday night is asked to contact Sector Jacksonville watchstanders at 904-564-7511.

Photo of Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez's boat

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Coast Guardsmen continue to search the waters between Daytona Beach, Fla., and Port Canaveral, Fla., Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, for the owner of the boat pictured here. Bernardo Enrique Rubio Hernandez was reported overdue from a fishing trip Thursday morning and responders have yet to find any sign of Hernandez or his boat. (Facebook photo)

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