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Coast Guard: Man went missing while sailing from Mexico to Tampa

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Tampa-bound boater who was reported missing by his wife on a trip from Mexico, according to a news release.

Grant Neie, 71, was reported overdue Sunday while on a trip from Cozumel to Tampa, in a 38-foot sailboat.

Officials say Neie is in a white twinhull sailboat with blue trim and a white sail. Airplane crews based out of Clearwater are searching the Gulf of Mexico, while other authorities, such as the Mexican Navy, are also assisting, according to the release.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard at 305-415-6800.

Contact Josh Fiallo at [email protected] Follow @ByJoshFiallo.

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