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Press Release | March 21, 2023

Coast Guard searches for missing boater off NAS Pensacola, Fla.

U.S. Coast Guard Heartland Office: 504-671-2020 Cell: 618-225-9008

NEW ORLEANS— The Coast Guard, along with state and local responders, are searching for a missing boater near Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Tuesday.

Missing is a 29-year-old white male with black hair, last seen wearing a camo jacket and jeans.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile command center watchstanders received a notification at 6:20 a.m. from NAS Pensacola security that a man had swam onto the base after their 14-foot skiff had capsized, and that the other boater was still missing.

Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launches of a Coast Guard Station Pensacola 29-foot Response Boat–Small crew and a Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to search for the missing boater.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Station Pensacola 
  • Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • Naval Air Station Pensacola
  • Pensacola Fire Department
  • Florida Wildlife Conservation

Anyone with information that may assist search efforts should contact the Sector Mobile Command Center at 833-MOB-USCG (833-662-8724).

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