David Jines

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Above: Tucker, circa 2009

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 27, 2009 from Los Angeles County, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 28, 1959
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Jines has a bracelet tattooed on his right wrist. Two of his fingers are missing.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored t-shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jines was last seen in Los Angeles County, California on October 27, 2009. He left Avalon Harbor on Santa Catalina Island in a twelve-foot motorized skiff, on the way to help a friend with her yacht. After assisting her, he set off to return to Avalon Harbor, where his sailboat was anchored. He never arrived has never been heard from again.

    On October 29, A Coast Guard helicopter searching for Jines on the ocean collided in mid-air with a military helicopter fifty miles off the coast of San Diego, California. Two Marines and the seven-member Coast Guard crew were lost in the accident. None of their bodies could be located, but they and Jines are presumed deceased.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
    323-890-5500

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The San Diego Union-Tribune
    The North County Times
    The Navy Times

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 27, 2010; casefile added.

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