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Authorities search for missing Tampa paddleboarder near Egmont Key

ST. PETERSBURG — Authorities were searching near Egmont Key for a missing paddleboarder from Tampa after his board was found Saturday night.

The board washed up near the north entrance of the Manatee River, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, and someone turned it into the Holmes Beach Police Department. The board contained the wallet, car keys and cell phone of Jeffrey Comer, 50.

Tampa police checked Comer's Harbour Island apartment and found he wasn't there. His car was discovered near Fort De Soto Park, the Coast Guard said.

Several local agencies were searching Sunday evening for Comer, who police said is a competition paddleboarder with no known medical issues, near Egmont and Mullet keys.

Anyone with information about his location can call the Coast Guard at (727) 824-7506.

Authorities search for missing Tampa paddleboarder near Egmont Key 04/29/12 [Last modified: Sunday, April 29, 2012 10:51pm]
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