Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for 2 near Hudson Beach, Fla.

d7ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Pasco County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two men aboard a 29-foot fishing boat eight miles west of Hudson Beach, Tuesday.

Missing are Anthony Coffey, 29, and William Coffey, 17.

A good Samaritan contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at approximately 1:40 a.m., via VHF-FM channel 16 radio reporting he heard a mayday call over channel 8 of a vessel, the Miss Melody, taking water and stating they were going down.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a HC-130 Hercules air crew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, a 45-foot Response Boat — Medium boat crew from Coast Guard Station Sand Key, Florida, and crews from FWC are searching for the men.

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