Search continues for a paddleboarder missing off the coast of Florida since Christmas Eve. The missing paddler has been identified as 51-year-old John Frye of Fort Walton Beach.
A witness claims to have observed a man on the board in heavy surf behind the boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. The witness looked away for a moment and upon looking back the man was gone and board was upside down in the water.
Frye is described as a fit paddleboard enthusiast with experience.
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - UPDATE: December 25, 10:20 a.m.
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Officials have identified the man who they believe went missing Thursday while paddle boarding near Okaloosa Island.
The U.S. Coast Guard is involved with the search, along with beach safety crews. If you have any information about what happened, please call the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (850) 651-7410.