Coast Guard Searching for Overdue Vessel

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is currently searching, for Timothy Stone, a 52-year-old-man, who was reported overdue after he failed to return from a voyage as scheduled yesterday.

According to friends, Stone departed Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Saturday morning and planned to sail his 22-foot vessel to Summerland Key, Fla., via the Intracoastal Waterway.

Stone’s friend reported him overdue at about 10:20 p.m. last night after he failed to contact her upon arrival at his destination. Stone’s vessel is reportedly white, has no name, and no distinguishing marks.

A rescue boat from Coast Guard Station Islamorada and a helicopter from Air Station Miami are searching the waters from Hawk Channel, near Marathon, Fla., to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Fla.

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