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Navy Calls Off Search For Missing Coronado Man (Video)


The Navy has called off the search for one of its civilian employees who went missing off San Clemente Island last week.

Lee Racicot, 59, of Coronado worked during the week for Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island, according San Diego TV station NBC7.

Racicot is believed to have disappeared, reports UT San Diego, while either fishing, snorkeling, or diving alone on Oct. 7. It was only when he failed to show up for work on Oct. 8 that he was reported missing.

The Associated Press reports that's when the search for Racicot began:

U.S. Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, two Coast Guard cutters and Los Angeles County rescue crews combed the area for more than two days but were unable to find...Racicot.

The Navy owns San Clemente Island and uses it, along with the Marine Corps, for training purposes.

Racicot was one of roughly 200 civilian federal employees and contractors who live and work on San Clemente Island during the week, and fly back to San Diego for weekends, according to UT San Diego.