Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Catalina Island

CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. — Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach began searching Sunday for a missing boater in the waters between Catalina Island and Santa Cruz Harbor in Monterey, Calif.

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

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento will be dispatching an HC-130 aircraft Monday morning to aid in the search.

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

If anyone has any information that can help locate the missing boater, Zebulon Tryon, 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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