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USCG searches for missing boater Jim Winkler, 62

Posted at 12:41 PM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 12:44:15-04

The Coast Guard is asking for public help in locating a missing boater near Jug Creek, Florida. 

Jim Winkler, 62, went out on his boat Thursday and hasn't been seen since. His 20-foot boat turned up Friday without Winkler aboard. 

Several agencies are aiding in the search, including FWC and the Lee County Sheriff's Office. 

Winkler's last cell phone ping was at 7:01 p.m. just south of Cape Haze, Florida. His wife says he never fishes past 10 p.m.

Contact @USCGSoutheast with any information. 

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