Coast Guard searching for missing person in water near Cayucos

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay

A 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing man north of Morro Bay in the vicinity of Cayucos Sunday.

Missing is Rene Monterrosa, a 67-year-old man reportedly wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket.

At approximately 1:18 p.m., an acquaintance of Monterrosa notified Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders that Monterrosa had fallen out of his kayak and into the water. Watchstanders dispatched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Morro Bay and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Forward Operating Base Mugu.

Currently assisting with the search:

  • San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department
  • San Luis Obispo County Fire Department
  • Morro Bay Harbor Patrol

If you have further information regarding Monterrosa, please contact Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders at (310) 521-3801.

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