- Jim Hayward Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
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.
The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for two people last seen snorkeling near the Fort Pierce Inlet North Jetty early today.
The pair were reportedly pushed out to sea around 7:30 a.m., according to a report to the Coast Guard.
The witness said he saw two snorkelers holding onto a boogie board being pushed out to sea until he lost sight of them.
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.