Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Jensen Beach

MIAMI (WSVN) - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a boater who has been missing since Monday.

Officials said 66-year-old Stuart Savanuck rented a 23-foot boat from Jensen Beach Boat Rentals, at around 10 a.m. Monday, and was expected to return by 5 p.m. The rental company contacted the Coast Guard when Savanuck failed to bring the boat back.

Rescue crews launched a 11,310 square mile search Tuesday morning, from Port St. Lucie to West End, Bahamas.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sector Miami Command Center at 305-535-4472 or on the radio at VHF-FM marine radio channel 16.

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