U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
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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