|Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
ATLANTIC BEACH — The Coast Guard has suspended its four-day search for a northeast Florida man who disappeared after setting to sea by himself on his 27-foot boat.
The Times-Union reports that 57-year-old Peter Rodrigues’ empty boat washed ashore on Sunday evening.
Authorities say Rodrigues was a former Navy SEAL and construction contractor, and had gone on a solo outing to repair an antenna in the boat’s cabin.
Rodrigues, president of RPC General Contractors of Atlantic Beach, was an experienced boater.
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