BREAKING: Officials Confirm Paddleboard Found, a Man is Still Missing

UPDATE  Monday, July 3rd, 2017 — Officials have confirmed the paddleboard belonging to the missing 26-year-old man has been found.

News 5 spoke to one of the men who made that discovery.  Chris Bingle says he was just out on the water yesterday afternoon on his jet-ski around that EPA center when he noticed something in the water.

They got closer and found it was a lifejacket and paddleboard. Bingle said the board had a phone number and that’s how he got in contact with the missing man’s mother and that likely being the search and rescue effort that began Sunday afternoon.

“Since he’s a missing man I just hope they find him, that he’s okay he may be out there without his phone or something, I’m just anxious I guess to find out if he’s alive or not,” said Bingle.

Continuing the search, Coast Guard has a helicopter making laps above the water. Also, A Florida wildlife conservation boat was launch this morning, as well as a team of at least three divers from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Bingle says the water had a strong current yesterday and everyone’s hoping this young man is okay, but Marc Nestenius is still missing at this time.

UPDATE 5:15 a.m. Monday, July 3rd, 2017

An intense search this morning for a missing paddle boarder in Pensacola should continue at daybreak. 26-year-old Marc Nestenius disappeared Sunday in Little Sabine Bay.

A man visiting the beach told News 5 late Sunday night he found the missing man’s paddle board and life jacket near some rocks. Meanwhile, search crews completed a sonar sweep of three miles on each side of the cove, but found nothing.

ORIGINAL STORY

GULF BREEZE, Florida (WKRG) — Escambia Search and Rescue are searching with other agencies for a missing paddle boarder.

The missing paddlers name is Marc Nestenius.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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