Boat Vanishes with Four Aboard, Leaving Behind a Search and Prayers


Four Men Missing After Boating Trip in Venice, Florida

Law enforcement agencies are urgently searching for four men who have been missing since Saturday morning after going on a boating trip in Venice, Florida.

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Law enforcement is searching for four men who went out on a boating trip and never returned. (X/@CityofVeniceFL)

Vanished Without a Trace

The City of Venice has confirmed that four men embarked on a boating trip around 8 a.m. on Saturday but failed to return as planned. Concerned for their safety, law enforcement agencies have launched an extensive search operation.

The Missing Men:

  • Ruben Mora Sr., 54, from Port Charlotte
  • Angel Hernandez Munoz, 38, from North Port
  • Julio Cesar Cordeo Briones, 37, from North Port
  • Vargas Parra, 35, from North Port

Unrelenting Search Efforts

The Venice Police Department’s Marine Patrol, along with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), the U.S. Coast Guard, Sarasota Police, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, are actively involved in the search operation. The search area spans from Stump Pass to Longboat Pass.

The Missing Vessel:

The group was traveling in a 1995 23-foot white SportCraft with the registration number FL9937HC.

A Race Against Time

Authorities are working tirelessly to locate the missing men and bring them back to safety. Time is of the essence as every passing moment increases concerns for their well-being.

If You Have Any Information:

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ruben Mora Sr., Angel Hernandez Munoz, Julio Cesar Cordeo Briones, or Vargas Parra, please contact the Venice Police Department immediately.

Community Support

The Venice community has rallied together to support the search efforts. Local residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any potential leads to the authorities.

Stay Informed

Stay updated on the latest developments of this ongoing search operation by following local news sources and official updates from law enforcement agencies.

Hope Against All Odds

As the search continues, loved ones and community members hold onto hope for a positive outcome. Prayers and well-wishes are pouring in for the safe return of Ruben Mora Sr., Angel Hernandez Munoz, Julio Cesar Cordeo Briones, and Vargas Parra.

Author: Bradford Betz is a breaking reporter covering crime, political issues, and more.