Sailor missing for days in Florida Keys

Jay Rydberg has not been heard from since last week

By Steve Owen - Assistant News Director
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Courtesy: Monroe County Sheriff's Office

KEY WEST, Fla. - The search is on for a sailor who went missing in the Florida Keys.

Monroe County Sheriff's deputies said Jay Wesley Rydberg, 40, vanished last week while sailing from Fort Myers to Key West.

Rydberg, who hails from Alaska, called his sister in Alaska last Monday morning and told her he would be arriving in Key West on Tuesday or Wednesday.

He never made it and has not been heard from since making that call.

The Coast Guard said it did respond to an emergency beacon coming from Rydberg's 39-foot trimaran last Tuesday morning.

The Coast Guard said it searched for more than three days but didn't find Rydberg or his boat.

If you know anything about his disappearance, call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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