Coast Guard continues search for missing boaters

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is continuing its search Monday for two missing boaters in the waters between Catalina Island and Santa Cruz Harbor in Monterey, Calif. Search and rescue efforts are being coordinated by Coast Guard District 11 located in Alameda, Calif.

An HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station San Diego and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles, along with various other agencies, have searched a combined area of over 2,200 square miles so far without sighting the missing vessel.

Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach first received a call Sunday from the family of 21-year-old Zebulon Tryon reporting that they had lost contact with Tryon after he departed Avalon Harbor at Catalina Island on June 5. Tryon and his friend, Chris Reuter, were aboard a white, 27-foot 1973 Coronado Sailing vessel and were due to sail from Avalon Harbor to Santa Cruz Harbor.

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued by the Los Angeles – Long Beach Command Center and will continue throughout the day.

If anyone has any information that can help locate the missing boaters, Zebulon Tryon and Chris Reuter, they are asked to contact the Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Command Center at 310 521-3801 or by marine VHF radio channel 16.

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