Coast Guard searching for 3 men aboard overdue vessel off the west coast of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard crews are searching Sunday for three men reportedly overdue aboard an 18-foot MAKO fishing vessel off the west coast of Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard watchstanders received a telephone call from a Joint Forces of Rapid Action (F.U.R.A.) Police officer, who relayed a report from an unknown source that the three men departed on a fishing trip from the area of El Seco in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Sunday morning, and that they had not returned. The missing men reportedly contacted friends and told them they were disoriented and needed assistance.

The Coast Guard isĀ  currently searching with an HU-25 Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

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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