Unoccupied Boat Found Near Sebastian Inlet

The Coast Guard is searching for one person have a boat was found going around in circles near the Sebastian Inlet.
The Coast Guard is searching for one person have a boat was found going around in circles near the Sebastian Inlet. (Photo: Andy Hodges)

SEBASTIAN – The U.S. Coast Guard found an 18-foot boat going around in circles just off the coast of the Sebastian Inlet Sunday.

The incident has led to a search for one person.

When the Coast Guard found the boat, the engines were running.

The 18-foot Grady-White boat was found about 7 miles east of the Sebastian Inlet.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has joined the search with the Coast Guard, which includes the Intracoastal Waterway, the ocean, and the Indian River Lagoon.

Authorities are trying to determine if the boat somehow got away from someone, or whether anyone was aboard.

This story is still developing.

Check back for updates.


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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Jupiter, Florida. He has been a radio and TV personality since the mid-1980s. He has worked for WFLX-TV (Fox 29), WIRK, WLIZ, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and others. In 1994, Andy took a break from broadcasting and was a software and systems engineer for various companies. In 2002, he permanently moved back to Sebastian, where Andy's family has lived for over 45 years. He returned to the broadcasting sector in 2005. Andy joined Sebastian Daily as our editor-in-chief in 2016.