Coast Guard, local agencies search for missing paddle boarder near Egmont Key

7th Coast Guard District NewsCLEARWATER, Fla. — The Coast Guard and multiple local agencies are searching for a missing paddle boarder near Egmont Key, Fla., Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg command center received the report of a unmanned paddle board that was recovered Saturday evening at the north entrance to the Manatee River by a good Samaritan and was given to Holmes Beach Police Department. It was determined that the board belonged to Jeffrey Comer, 50, after finding his wallet, car keys and cell phone on board.

Using the information from the wallet, Tampa Police Department conducted a welfare check of the missing mans residence and didn’t find him. Comer’s vehicle was found at Ft. DeSoto.

Current units actively searching Egmont and Mullet Key are:

  • Coast Guard Station Cortez
  • Coast Guard Staton St. Petersburg
  • Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater
  • Pinellas County
  • Eckerd SAR
  • Egmont Key Park Rangers
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Comer please contact the Coast Guard at 727-824-7506.

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