Coast Guard Searching for Three Missing Florida Boaters

KEATON BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard has been searching for three overdue boaters aboard a 20-foot pleasure craft about 17-nautical-miles north of the Steinhatchee River, in Taylor County, Fla., since about 5:30 p.m. today.

The Coast Guard received a call from Keaton Beach Marina at about 5 p.m. today, reporting that three boaters had left late Sunday afternoon from their vacation-home dock in Keaton Beach, to go trout fishing and were to return Sunday evening.

Rescue crews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, Fla., and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department are searching for the overdue boaters.

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