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Crews search for boater off Catalina Island

August 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Coast Guard and police are searching for a missing boater near Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island on Sunday.USCG Petty Officer Matt Schofield said that Frank Cipriano was reported missing Sunday morning from a yacht named Indecent Proposal that was anchored in Cherry Cove, which is just west of Isthmus Cove.

Authorities said Cipriano's empty dinghy was found a mile off Eagle Reef.

Cipriano, who is in his 30s and weighs about 160 pounds, was wearing black shorts and polo-style shirt.

Coast Guard officials did not know who reported him missing or if Cipriano was believed to be in the water or on land.

AP and CNS contributed to this report.