Father, sons sailing off the Florida coast go missing: U.S. Coast Guard

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Posted: Jun 21, 2016 11:31 PM

(Reuters) - An air and sea search was underway for a father and three teenage sons whose sailboat was reported missing off the coast of western Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday.

Their 29-foot (9-meter) sailboat went missing off the coast near Englewood, Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard Southeast said on Twitter.

The Coast Guard "has launched air and boat crews in search for missing family. Asks public to keep a sharp lookout," it said at about 11 p.m. local time.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)