Iowa man missing after boat trip in Florida Keys

KEY LARGO, Fla. - A man from Davenport, Iowa, is missing following a boating trip in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 49-year-old Mark Polaschek didn't return Friday from a sailboat trip on the Gulf of Mexico side of Key Largo.

Sheriff's officials say the man's wife told them he wasn't an experienced boater, but insisted on going out on their sailboat. She reported him missing the next day to the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A search turned up the sailboat, but didn't find him.

Polaschek's wife told deputies she didn't like going out on the water with him because she was afraid of his "lack of boating skills."

The couple and their 6-year-old son were vacationing in Key Largo.

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