Man missing after boat capsized near Sanibel Island

St. Petersburg, Florida -- The Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after reporting his sail boat capsized late Tuesday.

The man reportedly told the Coast Guard he was taking on water aboard a 22-foot white sailing vessel one mile west of Sanibel Island. The unidentified man said his boat had capsized before losing all communications.

A Coast Guard aircraft and a response team searched for the man in the Fort Myers Beach, San Carlos Bay, Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island areas.

The man was reportedly wearing a lifejacket. Anyone with information regarding this case are asked to call the Coast Guard at 727-824-7506 or local police.


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