Coast Guard searching for man who went missing while sailing from Mexico to Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A Clearwater U.S. Coast Guard crew is searching for an overdue boater who was traveling from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa.

Grant Neie, 74, was reported missing on Sunday by his wife.

According to a USCG spokesperson, Neie was aboard a 38-foot sailboat called the Nai’a. The boat is described as a white twin hull sailboat with blue trim and a white sail.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew are searching for Neie. The Mexican Navy is also searching.

Anyone who has information about Neie is asked to call (305) 415-6800.

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