Deputies search for missing boater near Bradenton

BRADENTON — Deputies are searching for a Bradenton man who is missing, along with his 16-foot boat Stump Knocker.

The Bradenton Herald reports Patrick Mullins was reported missing Sunday night by his wife. She told deputies she returned home about 7 p.m. and Mullins was gone.

According to deputies, Mullins' brother searched for him and when he didn't turn up, they called authorities. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office began searching but was unable to locate him Sunday night.

No further details were immediately available.

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