Search underway for missing boater off the coast of Oceanside

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - A search is underway Monday for a missing boater off the coast of Oceanside.

The U.S. Coast Guard and Oceanside Harbor Police are looking for a man after he did not return home after a boating trip.

A good Samaritan found the dog on the beach in Oceanside just north of the Oceanside Pier and called the number on the dog's tag and spoke to the man's wife. The dog appeared to have swam from the ocean to the shore.

The man's wife then called Oceanside Harbor Police to report her husband missing at about 5:30 p.m.

The Coast Guard was called to assist in the search at about 9 p.m., dispatching a Jayhawk helicopter crew and Coast Guard cutter Edisto.

The man's boat is a 21-foot striper fishing boat called "Lucky Dog."

More details will be posted as they become available.

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