Update: USCG discontinues search.
Coast Guard continues search for missing fisherman off “Caza y Pesca” Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard rescue crews continue to search Tuesday for a missing fisherman in waters off “Caza y Pesca” Beach in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Missing is Pedro R. Lavezarri a 61 year-old man resident of Arecibo, who reportedly was free diving when he was last seen.
Watchstanders at Sector San Juan were initially contacted by Puerto Rico Emergency Management personnel at 7:21 p.m. Sunday, who reported Lavezarri was last seen in the water at 1 p.m. Saturday and that his vehicle remained parked in the area.
Since the search began Sunday, Coast Guard rescue crews have conducted seven air and five surface searches covering approximately 1,600 square nautical miles.
Anyone with any information on this case should contact the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041 or Boat Watch.
Coast Guard assets involved in the search are:
- MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Boriquen
- HC-130 aircraft from Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
- Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley (WPC-1117) is currently searching for the missing fisherman after relieving the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser (WPC-1116) Monday evening, which had been actively searching since Sunday.