Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing 52-year old female near Grand Rivers, Ky.

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Grand Rivers, Ky.— The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for a missing person in the Cumberland River near Grand Rivers.

Missing is Tanya Sheffer, 52.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Paducah, received a call from local agencies that Sheffer’s boyfriend saw her go under the water and not resurface. Sheffer has a history of seizures. She was last seen swimming with a throwable square cushion wearing a two-piece white-and-pink bathing suit.

Joint Coast Guard and first responder agencies from Kentucky are currently searching an area of 6.2 miles in the vicinity of Grand Rivers.

Search-and-rescue resources deployed are:

One Coast Guard MSU Paducah 25-foot Response Boat — Small boatcrew;

Two Lyon County Rescue Squad boatcrews;

One Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources boatcrew.

The Coast Guard recommends all boaters and water enthusiasts file a float plan with family or a friend. Include all information that would help rescuers in case of an emergency; how many people on board, where you are going, how long you will be out and a description of your boat. However, do not file float plans with the Coast Guard.

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