UPDATE: Search suspended for 2 snorkelers missing off Fort Pierce Inlet

7:52 p.m Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 Local
A pair of swimmers on a boogie board were reportedly pushed out to sea near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty on Nov. 11, 2017. (Coast Guard photo)

8 p.m. UPDATE: The search for two snorkelers missing off Fort Pierce Inlet was suspended this evening pending further information, the Coast Guard confirmed.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for two people last seen snorkeling near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty early today.

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The pair were reportedly pushed out to sea around 7:30 a.m., according to a report to the Coast Guard. 

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The witness said he saw two snorkelers holding onto a boogie board being pushed out to sea until he lost sight of them.

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The Coast Guard is searching with a helicopter and a boat. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the St. Lucie Sheriff's Office are also helping in the search.

There was no information on the identities of the snorkelers.

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