Coast Guard searching for overdue boater, seeks public’s assistance

BOSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for at least one overdue boater between Point Judith, R.I., and Newport, R.I., Mon., Aug. 2, 2010.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a call around 10 p.m., from friends of the missing boater after he did not return for dinner as planned. He may have had a crewman aboard as well.

Overdue is: Brett Knight, owner of the 38-foot commercial trawler Jawz.

Knight’s trawler has a grey hull and white superstructure that left Point Judith around 5:30 p.m., and was expected in Newport around 7:30 p.m.

Coast Guard stations Castle Hill and Point Judith are searching from Point Judith to Newport and the surrounding areas.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England at: 508-457-3211.

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