Coast Guard searching for family after boat disappears off Florida Gulf Coast

The Coast Guard was brushing the waters off Florida's Gulf Coast early Wednesday in a urgent quest for a missing sailboat conveying a father and his three young youngsters who were "endeavoring to get by" in unpleasant oceans, and who had not been gotten notification from since Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard propelled a HC-130 Hercules plane from Clearwater, and a few different vessels from Stations Cortez and Fort Myers, Petty Officer second Class Ashley J. Johnson told the News-Press. The Maritime Emergency Response Team had additionally been actuated.


The family, which the Coast Guard said lived on the 29-foot vessel, was last gotten notification from Sunday when the father called his sibling. They were being pounded by six-foot waves off the shore of Englewood and were "endeavoring to survive," the Coast Guard said in an announcement.

A concerned relative called the Coast Guard on Tuesday.

Englewood is north of Fort Myers in southwest Florida.

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Creating – The Coast Guard was brushing the waters off Florida's Gulf Coast early Wednesday in a urgent quest for a missing sailboat conveying a father and his three adolescent kids who were "endeavoring to get by" in harsh oceans, and who had not been gotten notification from since Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard propelled a HC-130 Hercules plane from Clearwater, and a few different vessels from Stations Cortez and Fort Myers, Petty Officer second Class Ashley J. Johnson told the News-Press. The Maritime Emergency Response Team had additionally been actuated.

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The family, which the Coast Guard said lived on the 29-foot watercraft, was last gotten notification from Sunday when the father called his sibling. They were being struck by six-foot waves off the shore of Englewood and were "endeavoring to survive," the Coast Guard said in an announcement.

A concerned relative called the Coast Guard on Tuesday.

Englewood is north of Fort Myers in southwest Florida.

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The man, his children, ages 13 and 15, and his 17-year-old girl left Sarasota at 7 a.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard said. The quartet was setting out toward Fort Myers to have repairs done on the sailboat.

The pontoon supposedly had no name and no radio, as indicated by CBS.

Sailors with any data were requested that contact the Coast Guard's St. Petersburg area at 727-824-7506.

The Associated Press added to this report.