Coast Guard searches for overdue boater sailing from Captiva Island to Key West

Coast Guard District 7 NewsCLEARWATER, Fla. – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater aboard the 33-foot sailboat Skua who departed Captiva Island, Fla., Oct. 11.

Missing is Kim Reed Heindl, 55, residence unknown.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fla., were notified Thursday evening by Heindl’s employer stating that he had not yet arrived to his final destination of Key West, Fla., where he was due to arrive Oct. 14.

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater launched an HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew Friday to perform two searches.

The Skua is a white, Hunter sailboat and was last known to be equipped with a raft.

If any information of Heindl’s whereabouts are known, please contact the Coast Guard at (305) 415-6800.

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