4 Boaters Missing Off Marco Island Found Safe: Coast Guard

Four boaters who went missing off Marco Island Sunday were found by the Coast Guard Monday morning.

The Coast Guard found the 26-foot boat and the four boaters about 23 miles southwest of Big Marco Pass, officials said.

The boaters - Lafayette Beers, Joel Eerdmans, Brian Kekstan, and Richard Melema or Grand Rapids, Michigan - weren't injured.

Officials said the men had gone deep sea fishing Sunday and were due back at dark but hadn't returned. A friend contacted the Coast Guard and an air crew found them just before 8 a.m. Monday.

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