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Missing Boaters from Georgia

The Coast gGard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for four boaters who departed from Keaton Beach over the weekend and haven't returned.

The four boaters are all from south Georgia.

They left around 12 p.m. Saturday and were expected to return to the Keaton Beach Marina six hours later in their 20-foot Sea Craft.

The water is rough in the area, with six-foot seas and 20-knot winds.

Keaton Beach is on the Big Bend off the Gulf Coast of Florida, about 45 miles southeast of Tallahassee.

The search includes the coastline and gulf out to 70 miles west of Keaton Beach.

Planes, rescue boats and a coast guard cutter are searching the sea.


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