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Coast Guard searching for man who fell into water at Blount Island

The Coast Guard was notified at 3 a.m. that a 42-year-old man fell into the water while transiting from the vessel to a barge without wearing a lifejacket.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went missing after falling overboard near Blount Island Sunday, according to a news release. 

The Coast Guard was notified at 3 a.m. that a 42-year-old man fell into the water while transiting from the vessel to a barge without wearing a lifejacket. He did not resurface, the Coast Guard said. 

Florida Fish & Wildlife, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are all assisting in the search. 

Stay with First Coast News for more updates on this developing story.