MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for a missing Olympic sailor after his inflatable dinghy was found near Coconut Grove.
The Coast Guard said a boat belonging to Trevor Moore was found floating near Dinner Key Marina about 6 p.m. Thursday.
"Something must've happened because the boat came back to the marina," FWC spokeswoman Liz Barraco said. "It was found kind of tied up in some mooring lines without anyone on board."
Moore's wallet and other personal items were found in the boat.
The Coast Guard began searching for him by boat and helicopter early Friday morning. The search is focused on an area near Soldier Key, based on GPS data taken from the boat.
"We see an area where there's a change in direction and a change in speed on the vessel," Barraco said.
Moore, 30, was a member of Team USA in the 2012 Olympics in London. His online biography lists his current residence as Naples and North Pomfret, Vermont.
Many of Moore's family members have joined in on the search for him, and Coast Guard officials said the search conditions are as good as they can be to hopefully bring Moore home.
Moore's cousin, Jorge Granier, said the Olympic sailor has been living in South Florida for the past three years, teaching children how to sail on Biscayne Bay.
"If he's out there, we want to find him, and we want to find him soon," Granier said.
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