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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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LAPD and Coast Guard Looking For Missing Man

Los Angeles:  Coast Guard Investigative Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 48-year-old Patrick Kim McDermott, of Van Nuys, who has been missing since July 1, 2005.

According to investigators, McDermott told his friends that he was going on an overnight fishing trip out of the city of San Pedro and would be returning on the evening of July 1, 2005.  On July 6, McDermott failed to show up at a family event and his family became concerned.  On July 11, his family began a search and discovered his car in the parking lot of the 22nd Street Marina in San Pedro.  His personal items were also found inside the fishing boat.  McDermott’s family contacted the Coast Guard immediately after this discovery.

The investigation revealed that Mc Dermott was last seen aboard a sport fishing vessel which departed out of the San Pedro Harbor on June 30, 2005.

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit is assisting Coast Guard Investigators.     

Anyone with information is asked to call Coast Guard Investigator Dennis Nebrich at 310-732-7344.  On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).



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