Boater missing from Ft. Walton Beach

By: Erica Rakow Email
By: Erica Rakow Email

The Coast Guard is searching for a missing Ft. Walton Beach boater.

Dawn Hurdwisner left Ft. Walton Beach Friday morning on her 40 foot recreational flat black cabin cruiser.

According to a family acquaintance, she was on her way to Apalachicola to help a family friend tow his shrimp boat. The last time anyone heard from Hurdwisner was Friday evening when she was near Raffield Plat.

She told a family friend she fell asleep and ran her boat aground. People helped her get going again but she said her GPS was not working and she did not know where she was. No one has heard from her since.

Hurdwisner's boat is named the “Naughty Nixon”. It is black with pink lady's on the sides.

The Coast Guard searched for about six hours near and around Apalachicola Bay since one of Hurdwisner's friends reported her missing around 3:00a.m. Sunday.

If you have any information please contact the U.S. Coast Guard.

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