Missing is Grant Neie, 74.
Coast Guard 7th District command center watchstanders received a report from Neie’s wife stating he was aboard the 38-foot sailing vessel, Nai’a, transiting from Cozumel to Tampa. The vessel is described as a white twinhull sailboat with blue trim and white sail. The Coast Guard initiated an enhanced group call and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew along with a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew initiated the search.
Currently searching is a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew, a Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kathleen Moore.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard at (305) 415-6800.