Coast Guard searches for missing fisherman

MIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for a missing fisherman south of Key West, Florida, Wednesday morning.

Missing is Dennis Dallmeyer, 67, of Key West.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from a friend of Dallmeyer that he was aboard a 25-foot vessel fishing in the vicinity of Key West and hasn’t returned. Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast (UMIB) and launched a response boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Key West and an HC-144 aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

A commercial salvage vessel responded to the UMIB and located the Dallmeyer’s vessel eight nautical miles south of Key West with the keys in the ignition.

The 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Alligator is on scene assisting with the search.

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