Coast Guard ends search for missing Destin boater

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DESTIN, Fla. – The Coast Guard ended its search for the person in the water near Destin.  

The Coast Guard used eight assets in conjunction with local agencies to search approximately 569 square miles over 41 hours, officials wrote in a news release. 

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance at 12:41 p.m. Sunday from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s in the search for a man who entered the water after he and another man were ejected from a 20-foot center console vessel after a reported malfunction.

The vessel reportedly continued running in circles and struck the missing individual. 

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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