The search continues for two boaters on Spring Break who disappeared in the rough waters of Florida’s Pass–AGrille Channel Wednesday morning.
According to a Wednesday morning update from Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the initial call came at about 6 p. m. Tuesday. Lieutenants say 15 students from Colorado State University chartered the 71 -foot yacht, “ve called the” “Jaguar, ” from Maximo Marina. But rough waters and high winds caused the expedition to take a turn — arising in one of the pupils and a craft crew member to become lost at sea.
Five male students had gone swimming off the side of the vessel while it was anchored Tuesday afternoon. But lieutenants say the wind, motions, and current were too much, thrusting the students to swim back to the boat.
However, one of the young men wasn’t able to make it back on his own. Jie Lou, a 21 -year-old from China, is still missing.
PCSO says that as the charter chieftain expedited the other four swimmers, 27 -year-old charter mate Andrew Dillman jump-start in the irrigate to expedite Lou.
Deputies feel the two men were then caught in the fast-moving current. They were not wearing personal flotation devices.