Police Search for Missing Boater


Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Police search for a man who left Saturday morning for a fishing trip on Old Tampa Bay and never returned. 

Joshua Ford, 35, was last seen launching his motorized canoe from Ben T. Davis beach at about 8 a.m. for an all-day fishing excursion near the Courtney Campball Causeway, according to a news release from Tampa Police. He was expected back by 5 p.m.

Ford is described as 5'7", 110 lbs, bald head with a red goatee, wearing a baby blue flannel long-sleeve shirt, gray shorts, and dark brown work boots. The canoe is described as standard length, orange in color, with a small battery powered trolling motor attached, according to the release.

Anyone with information regarding this missing boater is asked to contact TPD at 813-231-6130. Search & Rescue operations will continue through Sunday.


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