Coast Guard search for missing Vero Beach man enters fourth day

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The search for a missing Vero Beach man off the Brevard County coast entered its fourth day on Sunday.


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Officials have been searching for 68-year-old Dale Hossfield of Vero Beach since his fishing boat washed ashore near Melbourne Beach on Wednesday night.

The Coast Guard said that Hossfield left from Fort Pierce Inlet around 2 p.m. Wednesday and has not been heard from since.

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The search for Hossfield began after Coast Guard Sector Miami received reports that a 29-foot boat had washed ashore with the engines still running on Melbourne Beach.

Units with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and U.S. Coast Guard are involved in the search.

See map of area below:

Anyone with information is asked to contact USCG Sector Miami command center at 305-535-4472.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser,

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.