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Coast Guard searches for overdue 74-year-old boater between Cozumel and Tampa

Posted at 9:02 AM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 09:02:41-04

Crews with the Coast Guard are searching for an overdue boater who was reported missing by his wife on Sunday during his trip from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida.

Grant Neie, 74, was sailing from Cozumel to Tampa aboard a 38-foot twinhull sailboat with blue trim and a white sail when his wife called the Coast Guard 7th District command center to report him missing. The Coast Guard initiated an enhanced group call and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane crew along with a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew is searching. The Mexican Navy is also searching, according to the Coast Guard.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 305-415-6800.