Jul. 23, 2014 4:41 pm
Question
Welcome!
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Deputies searching for missing boater near Bradenton

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013 4:00 pm | Updated: 11:21 am, Mon Jan 27, 2014.

MANATEE COUNTY - The search continues for a missing Palmetto High School teacher after he left on his boat and didn't return. Authorities are still looking for him, despite that fact that they recovered his unoccupied boat near Tampa Bay Monday.

Sometime Sunday, Palmetto High media specialist Pat Mullins headed out in his 16-foot Stump Knocker boat from an inlet on the Braden River that backs up to his house, and never made it back. His wife Jill arrived home at 7pm to find that he was missing.

His boat was recovered Monday afternoon floating near Egmont Key, just north of Anna Maria Island, but Mullins was nowhere to be found.

“It's been a long time. We're really worried, and I'm concerned with the length of time at this point." His sister-in-law Kim Mullins says the family is hoping for his safe return, but they're pulling all resources to try and find him. "We do have search and rescue involved, helicopters have been in the air, we have a lot of family, friends and law enforcement looking in the water for him."

Mullins is described as an avid boater and excellent swimmer, making the circumstances of his disappearance all the more worrisome. "He may be ill…this is totally out of character to be gone this length of time."

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Patrick Mullins, you are asked to please contact The Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011 ext. 2260 or 2274.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.