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Coast Guard is searching for 2 teenagers near Fort Walton Beach

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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
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Coast Guard searches for 2 teenagers near Fort Walton Beach


NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for two overdue paddle boarders Wednesday near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 

Missing are two teenagers, male and female, last seen at 3:45 p.m. in the water wearing blue and gray life jackets near Pelican Island Condos.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s dispatch reporting two teenagers overdue after they rented one red and white paddle board. The rental company stated the teenagers were due back at 5 p.m.

The watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and directed the launch of search and rescue assets.

Involved in the search are:

Anyone with information regarding this case is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center at 251-441-5976.

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