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Beached boat leads to search for owner

The discovery of a beached sailboat on Florida’s Elliot Key has prompted the Coast Guard to launch a search for its 62-year-old owner who was last heard from by his family on Christmas Day.

The boat named Galilean was spotted by a boater beached on the ocean side of Elliot Key on Wednesday. The boater told the Coast Guard the Galilean had no visible signs of growth on the lines in the water and there was not one near it.

The Coast Guard is asking for anyone with information about the missing boater to contact Coast Guard in Miami at (305) 415-6800.

Click here for a report with aerial video of the vessel by CBS 12 News.