Details of Disappearance Basgier was last seen sailing off the coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia on October 3, 1987. He and a companion, Marc McDaniels, were headed towards the Chesapeake Light Tower in a bright green fifteen-foot Sea Eagle Trihull fishing boat with no cabin, a white 85-horsepower Johnson motor and the Virginia license plate number 2525K.
That day, a storm blew through the area, creating 10- to 12-foot waves. The two fishermen never returned to shore and their boat has never been located. A photo of the boat is posted with this case summary.
McDaniels was 27 years old at the time of his disappearance; photographs and additional information for him are unavailable. He and Basgier are presumed to be lost at sea.
- Virginia Beach Police Department
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 12, 2019; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.