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U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Jacksonville
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Coast Guard, partner agencies searching for a man near Blount Island


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after falling overboard near Blount Island, Sunday. 

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville received notification at approximately 3 a.m., Sunday from the Tugboat Pop stating a 42-year-old man fell into the water while transiting from the vessel to a barge not wearing a lifejacket and did not resurface.

Coast Guard assets involved in the search:

.       MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Savannah

.       A 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Mayport

Also searching are crews from Florida Fish and Wildlife, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and dive units.

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