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    4 missing while fishing in Dominican Republic

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    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for four people, including two U.S. citizens, who went missing on a fishing trip off the Dominican Republic's southern coast.

    The Coast Guard says Robert Wayne and Laura Ricart left Boca Chica with Spaniard Javier Jorge and Dominican Plinio Jacobo, aboard a 24-foot (7-meter) boat.

    Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad says Dominican authorities are helping with the search.

    He said Saturday that the group left Thursday morning and was expected back the same afternoon.

    Castrodad says Wayne is from Florida, although his hometown is unknown. Ricart is a U.S. citizen born in the Dominican Republic and is married to Jacobo.

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    One of the friends of one of the missing parties went to the U.S. Consulate today to get assistance and I have not heard back from him yet but will keep you posted when I have any news

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    Thanks Lambada. I do hope that they are found soon, sans foul play.
    _Sammy

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    This is in Fact Capt Rob from DR1 and his name is Robert Wayne Skaater.

    There is a massive search going out again tomorrow with 6 helicopters a c130 coast guard plane and the DR navy is also searching.

    Apparently there was a may day call that a vessell had an engine out and was taking on water but it is not believed to be the boat capt. rob was on.

    This was a group of friends so let's quash any foul play rumors and no they weren't kidnapped !

    The DR Navy says no debris has been found in 3 days except for a floating cooler that was 200 miles offshore so they don't think the vessel sank.

    A friend of mine is going on the search tomorrow and I will have an update tomorrow night so let's hope for the best

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    Hope they're in a Whaler.

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    If anyone goes off shore they need to have an epirb so the coast guard can pin point their location.

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    This was a group of friends so let's quash any foul play rumors


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    If you are refering to my post, I meant foul play as in any number of third party issues, such as:

    pirates
    encounter with drug boat
    encounter with other illegal boat
    saw something they were not supposed to
    wrong place, wrong time

    I did not mean to cast aspersions on their character(s).

    Thanks so much for the update and clarification. I am scratching my head for possible explanations. And praying for them.
    --Sam

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    This appears to be Capt Rob that posted on DR1.

    He's a very capable boat handler and knows the local waters very well.

    I hope this story has a happy ending.

    - Dominican Charter Fishing

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    It is not looking good, and the Navy believes that the boat may have capsized. Apparantly it was also bad weather when they set out, and now more debris has been found.

    Hallan rastros de 4 naúfragos - Hoy Digital

    matilda

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