Three days of search for missing Olympic sailor proves fruitless
Trevor Moore's unmanned dinghy was found drifting in a Miami marina Thursday
Coast Guard officials were certain Moore was on the dinghy after finding personal items on board
A three-day search for a missing Olympic sailor has ended without success. The Coast Guard says it suspended the search for Trevor Moore, in Biscayne Bay, Florida, Saturday evening at sunset.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones affected,” said Coast Guard spokesman Capt. Michael Long. “Despite the tireless search efforts by multiple agencies and good Samaritans, we were unable to find Mr. Moore.”
The search for Moore began Thursday by boat and helicopter, after security personnel at Dinner Key Marina, Miami, found his unmanned, 16-foot boat after it had drifted into the marina shortly before 6 p.m. The engine was still running and Moore’s personal belongings were onboard.
The Coast Guard and partner agencies covered more than 510 square nautical miles and completed more than 29 search patterns before suspending the search, according to Coast Guard officials.
Moore was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic sailing team. He finished 15th in the 49er class event – a two-person team race in a high-performance dinghy similar to a small sailboat.
Moore graduated from New York’s Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2007, according to his Team USA profile.
Moore has split his time living in North Pomfret, Vermont, and Naples, Florida, the site said.
AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN