Missing boaters found alive

More details on the search
The Coast Guard says two missing boaters were found alive and well.
Published: Apr. 25, 2023 at 12:20 PM CDT
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PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The U.S. Coast Guard reported that watchstanders received a phone call on Monday evening from the owner of the 54-foot shrimp trawler.

The two boaters were Michael Redman and Jimmy Mallory.

Capt. Ken-Wil reported to officials that his vessel was disabled and without power with two people aboard.

The last known estimated location of the vessel was in the vicinity of Eagle Harbor, north of Cape San Blas, Florida.

The two missing boaters have been found, according to Officer Justin Irwin with the Coast Guard Station in Panama City.

According to officials, the two were found in a life raft. Their medical condition is unknown at this time, but they are alive.

We’ll continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

The Coast Guard is searching for a missing boat with two people onboard.

Chief Tom Simonds from U.S. Coast Guard Panama City said they received a report of a boat taking on water on Monday near Port St. Joe and St. Joseph’s Island. Officials say radio and cell communications were lost as the 59-foot boat was coming back into port.

The Coast Guard, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife, have been searching since Monday night. They are conducting water searches, as well as shoreline searches. They also had crews searching by aircraft Monday evening, but there has been no sign of the missing boat.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.