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Coast Guard searching for missing boater on Caloosahatchee

Posted: 5:52 PM, Oct 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 10:45:22Z
Water rescue underway in North Fort Myers
Water rescue underway in North Fort Myers

Crews are searching for a 60-year-old man who went overboard on the Caloosahatchee River Thursday afternoon.

The Coast Guard, along with FWC and the Lee County Sheriff's Office were alerted around 3:45 pm.

A spokesperson with the Coast Guard says the man was ejected from his 20-foot boat, but did not have any other details.

The area being searched is a couple miles east of downtown Ft. Myers on the river.

Another person on the boat has been accounted for.

UPDATE: Man dies after being ejected from boat on river