Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off Puerto Rico

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley is a 154-foot Fast Response Cutter, home ported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley File Photo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Tuesday for a missing fisherman in waters off “Caza y Pesca” Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Missing is Pedro R. Lavezarri a 61 year-old man resident of Arecibo, who reportedly was free diving when he was last seen.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Juan were initially contacted by Puerto Rico Emergency Management personnel at 7:21 p.m. Sunday, who reported Lavezarri was last seen in the water at 1 p.m. Saturday and that his vehicle remained parked in the area.


Since the search began Sunday, Coast Guard rescue crews have conducted seven air and five surface searches covering approximately 1,600 square nautical miles.

Coast Guard assets involved in the search are:

  • MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Boriquen
  • HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) is currently searching after relieving the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) Monday evening, which had been actively searching since Sunday.

Anyone with any information on this case should contact the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041.


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