Coast Guard searches for overdue boater

Coast Guard 8th District NewsMOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard is searching for one overdue boater who reportedly did not return home after a boating trip, Saturday, from Ft. Walton, Fla., to Apalachicola, Fla.

Missing is Dawn Hurdwisner.

At 2:49 a.m., Sunday, Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received notification from a friend of Hurdwisner reporting that she did not return home at a pre-scheduled time after departing on a boating trip aboard a 40-foot black recreational craft named Naughty Nixon.

Currently searching are a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144A Ocean Sentry and crew and a Coast Guard Station Panama City, Fla., 25-foot Response Boat – Small and crew.

“Since the initial call we have searched an area larger than Rhode Island, in order to locate Hurdwisner,” said Ensign Torry James, public affairs officer for Sector Mobile. “We have searched for approximately six hours near and around Apalachicola Bay. ”

Also, the Coast Guard issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast to mariners in the area.

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