The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday are searching for a missing 50-year-old boater.
The sheriff’s office said a concerned boater called 911 at approximately 3 a.m. after finding an unoccupied Carolina Skiff in the channel near the Riverside Marina near Fort Pierce.
“At this time, a 50-year-old man is presumed missing,” the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post. “Air units will assist in the search once day breaks.”
The sheriff’s office said there will be a large law enforcement presence along the shoreline as deputies continue their search.