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.

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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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.