Manatee County boaters missing on Lake Okeechobee

- Florida Fish and Wildlife is searching for two boaters reported missing on Lake Okeechobee.

In a news release sent Sunday, officials said they are looking for 72-year-old John Russ and his 62-year-old wife, Diane Russ. The couple is from Myakka City in Manatee County.

They were last seen in an air boat on the lake.

The Coast Guard received a request from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help with the search after a friend of the couple reported them missing.

A Coast Guard helicopter has been dispatched to aid in the search.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Manatee County boaters missing on Lake Okeechobee
  • Helping America's heroes, one step at a time
  • Rape suspect arrested in two St. Petersburg cold cases
  • Polk detectives look for lotto ticket scammers
  • Tampa police search for skimmer suspect
  • Clearwater police seek help finding missing teen
  • Smart meters could slow power restoration in Lakeland
  • Thousands in equipment stolen from out-of-town electrician
  • Largo city workers fired for not reporting to work during Hurricane Irma
  • Nursing homes have concerns about governor's executive order on A/C