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.
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.