Tarpon Springs: Day 3 of Searching For Missing Boaters

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A search for two missing boaters continues on Lake Tarpon.

The men didn’t return home from a Saturday afternoon fishing trip on the lake and family members alerted the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. A search began Sunday afternoon and continued Monday and Tuesday.

Deputies say 43-year-old Willie Ragins and 64-year-old Willie Hightower left in a boat on Saturday afternoon. Ragins’ family members heard from him Saturday night when he told them during a phone call he’d be home shortly.

Authorities found two coolers, a chair and a life jacket in the water. But there hasn’t been a sign of the boat.

Deputies say citizens are also assisting in the search. They ask anyone who finds anything that may be connected to the case to contact authorities.

Source: Associated Press