Officials searching for Keys missing boater
KEY WEST, Fla. (WSVN) -- Authorities are looking for a missing boater.
The sister of the missing boater, 40-year-old Jay Wesley Rydberg, said he was supposed to return to the Keys on his sailboat from Fort Myers last week, but never arrived.
According to his sister, Rydberg called her on May 13, in the morning, and was calm and relaxed. He told her he should be arriving in Key West on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.
Rydberg, who is originally from Alaska, has been living on his 39-foot sailboat in Key West for the past year.
The U.S. Coast Guard has not found any sign of him or his boat.
Rydberg is described as a white male, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 to 175 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, and he often wore a beard. He has scars on his abdomen and is missing his right eye. He reportedly often wore an eye patch.
Anyone who knows anything about Rydberg or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Major Crimes Detective Manuel Cuervo is assigned as lead investigator.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Lower Keys: (305) 745-3184
Middle Keys: (305) 289-2430
Upper Keys: (305) 853-3211
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