UPDATE: Coast Guard suspends search for boat with 3 aboard off Lake Worth Beach


Update, 9 p.m.: The Coast Guard said they are suspending their search for “uncorrelated” reports of a boat taking on water near Lake Worth. 

Authorities said they covered 758 square miles of ocean for nine hours, but made no mention of finding the vessel or any of the three people said to be on board. 

Original Story: Three agencies were searching the waters off Lake Worth by both sea and air Tuesday after the U.S. Coast Guard received a “mayday” call, the agencies said.

The U.S. Coast Guard said it got a call at about 2 a.m. Tuesday on marine-band radio. The caller said he or she was one of three people on a boat that was taking on water about 3 miles off the Lake Worth public beach.

The agency dispatched a boat and helicopter, along with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s units and a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helicopter and boat. 

The three agencies said at midday they still were searching for the boaters.


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