Coast Guard searching Green Bay for missing man

9th Coast Guard District News
CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Green Bay for the owner of a 12-foot white and blue day sailer, which was found capsized Saturday morning after the man’s girlfriend reported him missing Friday.

Missing is Paul Renard, 59, who is reportedly staying at a cabin north of Dyckesville, Wisc., on the eastern shore of Green Bay.

His sailboat was located at 6:20 a.m., CST, near Red River Park in Luxemburg, Wisc.

Searching are: U.S. Coast Guard crews aboard an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City a 41-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., and a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from Station Green Bay, Wisc.; and a Canadian coast guard C-130 plane from Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton, Ontario.

Also assisting with the search are Brown County Sheriff’s Department marine and land units, Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department land units and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources marine units.

Renard’s girlfriend last spoke with him Thursday evening and reported that he normally calls friends or family to notify them when he’s getting underway, but that he didn’t make any such calls recently.

While it is uncertain if Renard actually got underway on his vessel, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies are searching as though he did.

Anyone with information on Renard’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan command center at (414) 747-7190.

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