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Coast Guard searching for 2 missing boaters en route to Florida

Sailboat last seen on Dec. 3 after departing North Carolina
The Atrevida II departed New Jersey on its way to Marathon, Florida, with a stop in Jupiter.
Posted at 4:38 PM, Dec 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-12 16:38:33-05

JUPITER, Fla. — A sailboat that left New Jersey headed to Florida is now missing, the Coast Guard said Monday.

Officials said the overdue vessel departed Cape May, New Jersey, with two people aboard, 64-year-old Kevin Hyde and 76-year-old Joe DiTommasso.

The vessel, named the Atrevida II, is a 30-foot Catalina with a bluish-purple hull, a white superstructure and white sails.

The sailboat was last seen on Dec. 3 when it departed Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, on its way to Jupiter. The boat was ultimately headed to Marathon in the Florida Keys.

The Coast Guard said that the Atrevida II may have stopped in Morehead City, North Carolina, but that was not confirmed.

Call the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Center at 757-398-6700 if you can help in the case.