Missing boaters scheduled to stop in Norfolk found off Cape Henry coast, Coast Guard says

Posted at 7:38 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 18:00:34-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Two missing boaters who were scheduled to make a stop in Norfolk have been found 100 miles off the coast of Cape Henry, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Monday.

According to an October 26 tweet from the First Coast Guard District in Boston, crews were searching for 40-year-old Ryan Hollis.

Hollis left Jamestown, Rhode Island on October 23 and was headed to Norfolk. He was last seen on his 43-foot Benneteau sailing boat named Carol K.

The Coast Guard says Hollis was ultimately headed for Miami.

On October 28, the agency said crews safely located Hollis, another boater named Joshua Kane Cairone and Louiś the French bulldog. Sunday, they said a Facebook post showed them 12 nautical miles south of Newport, Rhode Island.

A rescue aircrew flying an HC-130 out of Elizabeth City found the two men and Louiś.

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