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MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for a man who went out on his boat Monday from Fort Myers, Fla., and never arrived in Key West, Fla., as planned.
Missing is Jay Rydberg, 40, of Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Coast Guard received a distress alert from an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registered to a 39-foot Trimaran called 3/4 Time 30 miles north of Key West earlyTuesday.
Seventh Coast Guard District watchstanders quickly launched multiple assets including the Coast Guard Cutter Marlin crew, Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules aircraft crew, Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew and a Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater.
The Marlin is an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Fort Myers Beach, Fla.
The Pea Island is a 110-foot patrol boat, homeported in Key West.