JAMESTOWN, R.I. (WHDH) - U.S. Coast Guard Northeast rescue crews are searching for two Rhode Island men and a dog after they went missing while sailing to Virginia.
40-year-old Ryan Hollis left Jamestown on his 43-foot Benneteau sailing boat the “Carol K” on Oct. 23 for Norfolk, according to the Coast Guard on Saturday. His ultimate destination was Miami.
On Sunday, the Coast Guard said they are also searching for Joshua Kane Cairone and Louis, the Frenchie, after a Facebook post shows them together 14 miles south of Newport. Hollis was supposed to call his girlfriend once he docked in Virginia, but that never happened.
Urgent marine bulletins are being broadcasted along the eastern seaboard and aircrews are up searching, according to the Coast Guard.
Howard Hollis, Ryan’s father, said his son served in the military for more than 10 years.
“Am I worried about his abilities? Not at all,” Howard Hollis said.
Anyone with information is urged to call the command center at 617-223-8555.
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