Missing Boater

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Crews from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission and other agencies are continuing their
search for a professional bass angler who was ejected from his boat
in the St. Lucie River.

Authorities say 39-year-old Christopher Hill has been missing
since a boating mishap Monday afternoon.

Boaters spotted a small, unmanned Boston Whaler near the Evans
Crary Bridge and pulled Hill's friend, 38-year-old Amy Reede from
the water. She was treated and released from a hospital.

Officials say they are not sure what happened. The boat has been
taken to the wildlife agency's office in Jupiter, where it is being
held as evidence.

Hill's sister, Jennifer Schirard, said Tuesday the family is
holding out hope that Hill will be found alive.

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