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Missing boaters found near Mohawk Reef off Pine Island

FOX 4 Staff

Missing boaters found near Mohawk Reef off Pine Island

CREATED Dec. 24, 2012 - UPDATED: Dec. 24, 2012

PINE ISLAND, Fla. - A commercial fishing vessel found two boaters Monday morning who went missing on Sunday.  Their boat had drifted almost 26 miles off shore.

33-year-old Elionay Lorenzo and 22-year-old Osmaikel Bernal departed Sunday around noon for a fishing trip and were expected to return at 4 p.m.  When they failed to come back that touched off a multi-agency search led by the U.S. Coast Guard is underway for two men on a 27-foot boat that went missing.

The boaters had a dead battery which explains why they didn't come back to shore.

 

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