Monday, October 31, 2016

Empty Boat In Keyport Harbor Prompts Coast Guard Search

The U.S. Coast Guard carried out an air and water search after an unoccupied 14-foot boat was found in Keyport Harbor Monday, the Coast Guard said in a statement. A Coast Guard vessel searched the waters for five hours while a helicopter searched from above. No signs of any boaters were found and the Coast Guard did not receive any reports of missing persons.
A search of the boat itself turned up no evidence of who the boat belonged to, a spokesman also said. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Coast Guard Sector New York at 718-354-4353. The Coast Guard also urged boaters to file a "float plan" before taking to the water. A float plan can involve merely informing someone of the area where the boater plans to go and when the boater expects to return.

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