JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More Coast Guard crews have joined the search for a fisherman who reportedly went overboard early Sunday.
The missing man was identified as Russell Miner, according to Ryan Dickinson, Coast Guard petty officer 3rd class with a public affairs detachment in Jacksonville. Dickinson did not know Miner’s city of residence.
Dickinson said there were three people on the boat, including Miner. He said the Day Boat Too was based in Fort Pierce, but details about the trip were not immediately clear.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable searched Sunday night and remained at the scene Monday morning. The cutter was joined by Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircrew for a first-light search Monday morning, according to the Coast Guard.
Shortly before noon, the Coast Guard announced the HC-130 Hercules aircrew remained at the scene and the cutter William Flores was en route to assist in the search.
Crew members of the Day Boat Too fishing vessel alerted the Coast Guard to the 30-year-old man’s disappearance about 2:57 a.m. Sunday.
Crew members said the captain of the 46-foot fishing boat fell overboard.
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