Coast Guard searches for two missing boaters

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard and local rescuers are searching for two adult males who were reported overdue from a sailing trip from Dana Point, Calif., to Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island, Calif., at approximately 5 p.m. yesterday.

A Coast Guard Air Station San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, the Coast Guard patrol boat Halibut, Dana Point Harbor Patrol, and boats from Baywatchs Avalon and Isthmus have been launched to search for Albert Bosco and Kirk Williams. A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento, Calif., was in the area performing another mission and has been called into the search efforts as well.

Bosco and Williams departed from Dana Point onboard a 26-foot sailboat bound for Catalina Island, Monday morning.

Family members last heard from the pair Monday night at about 5 p.m., when the vessel was reported to be within about 9 miles of Catalina Island. Bosco informed his family that if the pair had not returned by 5 p.m. today, to contact the Coast Guard.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of these two individuals, they are urged to contact 911 or the nearest Coast Guard station immediately.

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