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Coast Guard suspends search for missing surfer

Posted at 9:04 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 09:09:40-04

There was a report of a missing surfer off the Boca Inlet on Friday night, however Boca Raton police said they have no confirmation that a surfer is missing.

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Police spokesman Mark Economou said a witness thought they saw a man in distress near 1400 N Ocean Blvd. around 7:30 p.m.

Authorities said witnesses told them they spotted a surf board in the water.

Police said they checked the area, with the assistance of the Coast Guard and Broward County Sheriff's Office, but no one in distress was located.

Officials had said the surfer could be a man in his 40s. 

The Coast Guard tweeted Saturday morning that a search near the Boca Inlet was suspended.