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U.S. Coast Guard 8th District Heartland
Contact: 8th District Public Affairs
Office: 504-671-2020
After Hours: 618-225-9008
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Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Panama City, Fla.


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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies are searching for an overdue boater Friday in Panama City, Florida. 

Missing is Terry Taylor, 72, last seen wearing a blue long-sleeve shirt and a gray life jacket. Taylor reportedly does not have a cell phone.

Watchstanders with Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a notification at approximately 9 p.m. from Taylor’s spouse stating he departed from his home in Upper Goose Bayou, Lynnhaven at around 11 a.m. aboard a 23-foot white Proline with a single outboard engine and a blue Bimini top. He was due back from his fishing trip in the vicinity of St. Andrew’s Pass by sunset.

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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