Missing Boater Identified, Search Continues

The man's wife was contacted through the phone number on the dog's collar

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    The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a search for an Oceanside man who didn’t return from a boating trip Monday.

    The Coast Guard has identified the man as 53-year-old Loren James Ruden(pictured below). He is described as 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds with light brown hair and blue eyes.

    Rudens’s 21-foot fishing boat was found about ten miles northwest of the northern most point in La Jolla around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

    Officials said the boat, named the Lucky Dog, was engaged and turning in circles with the owner not on board.

    Dog's Return Leads to Search for Missing Man

    [DGO] Dog's Return Leads to Search for Missing Man
    The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a search for an Oceanside man who didn’t return from a boating trip Monday. The man's dog was found on the shore, tipping officials off to the missing man. Sherene Tagharobi reports.

    The man's dog was found on an Oceanside beach near a jetty Monday afternoon by a someone in the area. He had been on the fishing trip with his owner officials said.

    The man’s wife was contacted by the person who found the dog through a phone number on the dog’s collar. She in turn called police around 5:30 p.m.

    A Jayhawk helicopter crew conducted shoreline searches from Oceanside to La Jolla Tuesday morning.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.