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After Quick Coast Guard Search, Boater Found on Land

Yesterday, the Coast Guard began and ended a search for the owner of an unmanned and adrift inflatable west of Crescent City in Northern California. “The owner has been located and reported no distress,” a Coast Guard press release said.  “‘We appreciate the owner of the boat coming forward and informing the Coast Guard,’ said Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Vigil, a Sector Humboldt Bay spokesperson.”

Believing there might be a person overboard, Coasties in Humboldt Bay immediately conducted a search after the fishing vessel Lori reported an unmanned Avon inflatable approximately seven miles off the coast of Crescent City.

This unoccupied inflatable sparked concern for a potentially missing skipper. Fortunately, they were safe and sound.
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That a boat may have simply slipped its dockline, drifted out to sea, and subsequently triggered a search is another testament, in our opinion, to the Coast Guard’s “Always Ready” credo.

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