Tuesday, May 13, 2014
KEY WEST
Coast Guard ends search

The Coast Guard on Friday suspended its search for missing boater Robert Garcia-Esquerro, who left Key West Bight May 3 in a yellow, 28-foot Maltese Magnum called Miss Juliette that was reportedly bound for Cuba.

Garcia-Esquerro was expected to return later that night, but never showed, according to a relative who reported him missing.

Coast Guard District 7 officials in Miami confirmed the search had been called off on Monday. Mariners who have information about his whereabouts are asked to contact the Coast Guard on VHF channel 16.