San Diego man missing at sea since Wednesday SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego man has been missing out at sea for more than three days. U.S. Coast Guard officials told FOX 5 John Buser set sail last Wednesday but never returned. After locating his boat miles off the coast of Point Loma, authorities launched a massive search with the help of multiple agencies. The search continued well into the next morning, but Buser could not be found. The search was eventually suspended. "It was a tough decision, but we used every resource that we could use," said Coast Guard Lt. Ellen Motoi. Buser, 70, is an accomplished sailor, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He is a Navy pilot veteran, avid sailor and racer, and a past commodore of the Ancient Mariner Sailing Society, according to the newspaper.