News: Coast Guard calls off search for man missing after Biscayne Bay boat crash

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Posted: January 8, 2021

MIAMI, FL - The search for a missing man after a boat crash near Key Biscayne has been called off, the Miami Herald reports.      

Two vessels collided near Bear Cut Channel in Biscayne Bay at about 7:30 Monday night. Six people were rescued from the water but one man was not found after the collision. He was identified as 33-year-old Spencer McClain Sheridan of Yorba Linda, California.

A search covering 1,200 square miles was conducted by the United States Coast Guard, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Miami rescue crews.  The Coast Guard announced Thursday night that the search for Sheridan had come to an end.

The two boats involved in the wreck near Bear Cut Bridge were an 18-foot Robalo center console and a 22-foot Sea Fox center console, the Coast Guard said.

The six people hurt in the incident all had injuries that were not life-threatening. No details were released on the circumstances that led to the accident.

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