Body located in debris field identified

Southeastern Coast Guard News
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard has identified the body found by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near a large debris field Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean about 22 miles east of the entrance to the St. Johns River.

Dead is: Guillermo Gonzalez Losada, 49, hometown unknown.

Losada had a Venezuelan passport and his last known residence was in Miami.

“The Coast Guard sends its prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Losada,” said Sector Jacksonville Commander, Capt. Tom Allan. “We are now seeking any information which may shed light on the many unknowns surrounding this case.”

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission aircrew reported the debris, including two large pieces of a vessel; 10 life jackets; flares; and an oil sheen, about 6 p.m.

It is unknown if additional people are in the water or otherwise in distress, but the Coast Guard is responding as though there are.

Crews from the Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant, Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher and an H-60 from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., are currently searching.

Anyone with information about the debris field or Losada’s voyage is urged to contact watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville at 904-564-7511.

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. - The Coast Guard has identified the body found by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near a large debris field Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean as Guillermo Gonzalez Losada, 49, hometown unknown. The Coast Guard is working to notify the next of kin and is seeking any addtional information about his voyage.

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – The Coast Guard has identified the body found by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near a large debris field Sunday in the Atlantic Ocean as Guillermo Gonzalez Losada, 49, hometown unknown. The Coast Guard is working to notify the next of kin and is seeking any addtional information about his voyage.

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