Missing Boater Found Safe

SAN DIEGO — Daniel Formica, of Dana Point, Calif., and the sailing vessel Abba Jaba Dad were found safe at 12:19 p.m., today.

The Coast Guard’s search for the missing 45-year-old man who departed the San Diego Yacht Club on Thursday morning and was expected to arrive in Dana Point later that night has been called off when the Dana Point Harbor Patrol located the vessel outside the harbor.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego began searching local marinas after recieving a report from the owner of the sailing vessel at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, stating that his friend left the yacht club on Thursday morning transiting north to Dana Point. Coast Guard Sector San Diego began searching local marinas after recieving a report from the owner of the sailing vessel at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, stating that his friend left the yacht club on Thursday morning transiting north to Dana Point.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to file a float plan with a family member, friend or marina. A float plan is a detailed description of your trip to include passenger information, vessel description, where you expect to be and when you expect to arrive at your destination.

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