Coast Guard extends search for overdue paddle boarder to Mt. Pleasant

Published: Jul. 30, 2015 at 9:22 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2015 at 10:09 PM EDT
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The Coast Guard has extended the search for an overdue paddle boarder from the Florida coastline to Mount Pleasant after the paddle board was located six nautical miles east of Normandy Beach, Florida.

William Morlock, 58, was last seen Friday at a home he shares with his sister, who reported him missing from the vicinity of Fort Pierce at 9:05 a.m. Sunday. She told the Coast Guard Morlock was preparing the paddle board for use.

"Our crews continue to aggressively search for Mr. Morlock off the Florida coast," said Capt. Mark Fedor, chief of response for the 7th Coast Guard district. "We have multiple search and rescue crews scouring the waters in our intense search effort."

Coast Guard crews have conducted 23 search patterns and covered 10,504 square nautical miles in the search for Morlock.

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