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, Florida – 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.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers and eventually worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to Florida and made Sebastian his home in 2002. Andy is also a restaurant critic throughout the county.
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