Rescuers seek missing paddle boarder

Rescuers are searching by sea and air for a missing paddle boarder off Atlantic Beach. Officials say Gary Turkel, 41, was last seen paddle boarding

Officials say Gary Turkel was paddle boarding around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Officials say Gary Turkel was paddle boarding around 3:30 p.m. yesterday. (6/13/16)

ATLANTIC BEACH - Rescuers are searching by sea and air for a missing paddle boarder off Atlantic Beach. 

Officials say Gary Turkel, 41, was last seen paddle boarding over the weekend near Ocean Boulevard.

At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, the fire department got a report of a missing person in the water.

Turkel's family called to say he failed to return. He was not wearing a life jacket. 

The Coast Guard and Nassau Police Marine Bureau both participated in the search. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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