One Man Rescued, Another Still Missing

Search and Rescue teams are continuing to search Apalachicola Bay for a Tallahassee man missing after the boat carrying him and his brother capsized Sunday afternoon in rough waters off Dog Island in Franklin County.

Warren Brown, the owner of the 13-foot Bayliner, and his brother Bryan Brown, 28, both of Tallahassee, had been fishing near Dog Island and were trying to cross the bay around 2:30 p.m. EST when the vessel swamped, pitching the brothers into the 58-degree water.

Warren Brown was wearing a life jacket and was picked up by the 43-foot fishing vessel "Pressure Release". Bryan Brown was not wearing a life jacket and was last seen clinging to a board as he floated away.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Lt. Earl Whaley said were on the water around 3 p.m. Whaley said they later found the board Brown was believed to have clung to and his ball cap.

He said the search, which also involved an FWC aircraft, U.S. Coast Guard helicopter out of Clearwater, civilian boats and a Tow Boat U.S. vessel based in Carrabelle, lasted until well past sundown before being suspended until daylight Monday.

This morning the Coast Guard recovered Brown’s vessel. Whaley said the search will continue during daylight hours


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