Coast Guard searching for 2 fishermen off the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard rescue crews are searching Monday for two fishermen reportedly overdue aboard 19 foot-wooden-blue fishing vessel (yola) off the southeastern coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico.

The missing fishermen are residents of Guayama, Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a telephone call Monday morning from the 911 emergency operation, who relayed a report from the brother of one of the fishermen stating the men departed at 2 p.m. Sunday from Puerto de las Mareas in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The men reportedly did not return from their fishing trip at midnight when they were expected to arrive.

Searching are:

  • An aircrew aboard a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft from Air Station Miami.
  • A crew aboard a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing men is requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041.

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