Coast Guard ends search for 20-year-old man near Destin

USCG MH-65 File Photo

USCG MH-65 File Photo

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard ended its search for a man last seen near the Destin Bridge in Destin, Florida, Thursday.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department was reported having located the body of the man near the west side of the Destin Bridge.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the Destin Sheriff’s Department about a 20-year-old Brazilian man in dark blue shorts last seen walking in waist-high water on the west side of the Destin Bridge at 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Involved in the search were:

  • Coast Guard Station Destin 24-foot special purpose craft boatcrew
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew

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