Authorities Search for Missing Boater

BOCA GRANDE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are searching by sea and air for a man who was ejected from a boat just off the coast of southwest Florida.

The Friday incident occurred when two men and an 8-year-old boy were on a 17-foot recreational boat just off Boca Grande.

For some reason the men were ejected, leaving the boy on the boat, which was moving towards land. Someone from another boat screamed at the boy, who was wearing a life jacket, to jump overboard. The boat picked him up, along with his father, who was also wearing a life jacket.

The third man, who wasn't wearing a jacket, has not yet been found.

It wasn't clear how the men were ejected from the boat.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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