The trio was supposed to make a stop two days later, on Friday, in Norfolk, Va., where Hollis planned to check in with his girlfriend, who was still in Rhode Island. He did not check-in as scheduled, and Hollis’ girlfriend reported him missing on Saturday.
Joshua Cairone, left, Louis, and Ryan Hollis, disappeared after setting sail from Jamestown, R.I., on Wednesday, officials said.
(U.S. Coast Guard)
The Coast Guard initially alerted the public of Hollis’ disappearance, but later said a social media post indicated Cairone and Louis, the dog, were missing with him. Cairone had posted a photo of himself and Hollis on Wednesday, writing they were 12 nautical miles south of Newport, R.I.
Their ultimate destination was reportedly Miami, Fla., investigators said.
“Am I worried about his abilities? Not at all,” Howard said.
Authorities tweeted that “urgent marine bulletins are being broadcasted along the eastern seaboard [and] air crews are up searching” for Hollis, Cairone and the Frenchie.
Anyone with information on the trio’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Coast Guard Atlantic Area’s D1 Command Center at 617-223-8555.