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PADET LA/LB Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

August 01, 2012


D11, PADET LA

Contact: PA1 Adam Eggers

Email: Adam.T.Eggers@USCG.mil

Office: (310) 521-4260

Mobile: (310) 781-0619

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Laguna Beach

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for a 75-year-old man off the coast of Laguna Beach, Calif., after his sailboat was found adrift Aug. 1.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach was notified at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday that the boater was overdue from Dana Point, Calif. His 28-foot sailing vessel was located by Laguna Beach Lifeguards.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Sector San Diego, as well as a 45-foot rescue boat from Station Los Angeles-Long Beach are currently searching the area.

Orange County Sherriff’s Department also has crews searching.

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