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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 continues search for 2 teenagers near Fort Walton Beach

Editors’ Note: Image of similar paddle board used by the teenagers.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to search for two overdue paddle boarders Thursday near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 

Missing are two teenagers, male and female, last seen Wednesday 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 Wednesday 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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