Olympic Sailor Trevor Moore Disappeared in Biscayne Bay; Friends Raise Money to Continue Search
Courtesy of Team USA
The last time anyone saw Trevor Moore was last Thursday. The 30-year-old, who represented the United States in the 2012 Olympics' 49er sailing event, left the U.S. Sailing Center in Coconut Grove that afternoon in a 16-foot inflatable powerboat. Around 5 p.m., that boat was found tangled in moorings near Dinner Key Marina. The engine was still running. Some of Moore's personal belongings were still in the boat. Moore, however, was nowhere to be seen.
The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a massive search of the surrounding area, covering more than 510 square nautical miles, using 29 search patterns. Boats from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, City of Miami Police Department, and the National Park Service joined in the search, along with a helicopter unit from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and volunteer boats. After three days with no success, however, the Coast Guard officially called off the search Saturday.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones affected," said Capt. Michael Long, Coast Guard Sector Miami deputy commander. "Despite the tireless search efforts by multiple agencies and Good Samaritans, we were unable to find Mr. Moore."
FWC continues to investigate, and Moore's friends are still conducting a private search for Trevor.
Indeed, a Go Fund Me campaign has been set up to pay for fuel for the volunteer boats. So far, $42,737 of the $50,000 goal has been reached. The U.S. Sailing Team Sperry kicked off the drive with a $1,000 donation. Any additional funds raised will be donated to the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation.
"The searchers are burning through fuel at a huge rate as they race against time," reads the campaign.
Moore is a native of North Pomfret, Vermont, and graduated from high school and college in New York. A sailing coach by profession, Moore had lived in Naples, Florida, but more recently bought a home in Coconut Grove, according to the Miami Herald.
Moore competed in the 2012 Olympics in London in the two-man sailing event knowns as 49ers with partner Erik Storck. He had considered training again for the 2016 Olympics but recently decided against it.
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