Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Crystal River, Florida

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman.

Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Auxiliarist Joseph Feldman.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing paddle boarder in Crystal River, Monday.

The missing person was recovered by Citrus County Sheriff and identified by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

At approximately 1:00 a.m., Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received notification from Citrus County Sheriff of a 43-year-old male paddle boarder, dressed as “Captain Jack Sparrow,” who left Hunter Springs Park Saturday evening and has not returned.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter conducted a search last night, and a Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 29-foot Response Boat—Small boatcrew began searching Monday morning.


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