Minnesota Man Missing, Boat Found Adrift Off FloridaAuthorities are searching for a Minnesota man whose rented boat was found adrift off South Florida's Atlantic coast.
By: Associated Press,
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Minnesota man whose rented boat was found adrift off South Florida's Atlantic coast.
The Coast Guard found Randall David Ward's 24-foot boat about 7 miles off Lake Worth early Wednesday after a marina reported that Ward was hours overdue.
Fort Lauderdale police say the boat had some mechanical problems.
Ward's wife, Rita, tells the Sun Sentinel that her 59-year-old husband left their Eden Prairie, Minn., home June 21 on a motorcycle trip to Fort Lauderdale.
Rita Ward says her husband had been suffering from some health problems, and the couple had been struggling with a son's suicide. She has not heard from her husband since June 22.
She also says Randall Ward would jump into the water to fix problems on their own boat.