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 grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.
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