Family searching for missing boater, Manatee officials say

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. - Manatee officials are asking for information leading to the whereabouts of a boater who went missing some time Sunday afternoon.

Jill Mullins arrived at her Bradenton home on 43rd Ave E when she noticed her husband Patrick Mullins was not home.  His boat, a 16-foot Stump Knocker was also missing.

She contacted Patrick's brother and he went out in a boat to look for the man, and was unable to find him.

The boat was found near Egmont Key on Monday afternoon, but Patrick Mullins was not in the boat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011 ext. 2260 or 2274.

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