Friends and family are holding onto hope that a missing boater will be found safe and sound.
The coast guard found the boat that belongs to Patrick Mullins, but he was not on board.
He's from Manatee County and took his 16-foot boat out on the Braden River sometime Sunday night, but he never came back.
The coast guard found his boat adrift near Egmont Key. Mullins, who's a media specialist at Palmetto High School, was not inside or anywhere nearby the boat.
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