Two men who went on an overnight fishing trip from the Ventura Marina late Tuesday were reported missing Wednesday afternoon, prompting a U.S. Coast Guard search.
Kevin Thompson and Andy Pilmer, both 47 and of Ventura, set off about 9 p.m. Tuesday on a route that included Santa Cruz Island, Anacapa Island and Yellow Banks, the Coast Guard said. They were expected to return at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
By 2 p.m., they still had not returned. The girlfriend of one of the men reported them missing and a Coast Guard helicopter crew began searching.
The fishermen were aboard a 20-foot center-consoled fishing vessel that’s white with a blue stripe.
Anyone with information on the men is asked to call Coast Guard officials at (310) 521-3801.