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Search ongoing for paddleboarder missing off Key Biscayne

Crews are searching for a paddleboarder who went missing Thursday evening off Key Biscayne. The board was found Friday morning, but not the person who was onboard.
Crews are searching for a paddleboarder who went missing Thursday evening off Key Biscayne. The board was found Friday morning, but not the person who was onboard.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Crews are searching for a 57-year-old man who went missing while paddleboarding off Key Biscayne.

His board was recovered Friday morning, but the man who was onboard is still unaccounted for.

The Coast Guard has not released the man’s name.

The paddleboarder went missing Thursday evening between Key Biscayne Marina and the Key Biscayne Yacht Club. Authorities say that the man’s wife reported him missing around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Miami-Dade fire rescue and police boats have been in the water, and Coast Guard choppers have been flying overhead. Drones could also be spotted above as part of the search.

This is a developing news story. Check back and watch Local 10 for updates.

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About the Authors:

Parker Branton joined Local 10 News in January 2019 as a reporter. He was born and raised in Rome, Georgia, but now loves living on the sunny beaches of South Florida.

Liane Morejon is an Emmy-winning reporter who joined the Local 10 News family in January 2010. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Liane has a unique perspective on covering news in her own backyard.