Search for missing boater near Destin

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Coast Guard and the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office are searching for a person who went missing in the water near Destin Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a request for assistance from Okaloosa County Sheriff’s. They say two men were ejected from a 20-foot center console vessel because of a reported malfunction. The vessel reportedly continued running in circles and hit one of the men.

He is described as a 40-year-old male with red hair who was last seen wearing a red shirt and grey shorts.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s response crews rescued the other man who is in stable condition.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Sector Mobile at (251) 441-6211.

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