Coast Guard searches for missing sailboat last seen leaving the Outer Banks in North Carolina
The Virginian-Pilot December 13, 2022
(Tribune News Service) — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing sailboat with two people on board last seen leaving the Outer Banks.
The 30-foot, blue and white Catalina was reported missing Sunday after the two-man crew was heard from Dec. 3, when they departed Oregon Inlet on the Outer Banks. The boat is named “Atrevida II,” a Spanish word that means ‘daring’ in English.
Missing are 65-year-old Kevin Hyde and 76-year-old Joe Ditomasso, the Coast Guard said in a news release. The mariners were traveling from Cape May, N.J., to Marathon, Fla., with a planned destination of Jupiter, Fla.
Three Coast Guard helicopters and three boats are involved in the search so far, which covers a large area along the southern East Coast.
Mariners are asked to keep an eye out for the Atrevida II and contact the Coast Guard Atlantic Area command center at 757-398-6700 with any information.
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