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Search ongoing for missing paddleboarder

By Mark Young, Islander Reporter

Jeffrey Comer

According to the city of Tampa website April 30, at press time for The Islander, the search in the Gulf of Mexico for a missing paddleboarder was ongoing.

According to information released by the Tampa Police Department, Jeffrey Comer, 50, was last seen loading his paddleboard onto his vehicle by a friend at approximately 2 p.m. April 29 at his Harbor Island residence.

The board was found adrift by a boater near Holmes Beach at approximately 11:30 p.m. on the same day.

The recovery of the paddleboard was not reported until the morning of April 30.

Pinellas County authorities located Comer’s vehicle parked at Mullet Key where investigators report no indications of foul play was found, according to the website. Investigators later searched Comer’s residence, which turned up nothing out of the ordinary.

Comer is a competition paddleboarder and has no known medical issues.

According to information on the city’s website, several agencies are now involved in the search for Comer, but there was no new information to report.

Comer is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, and bald with blue eyes.

If you have any information on the missing paddleboarder, you are asked to call the TPD at 813-354-6600 or call 9-1-1.

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