Coast Guard: Sailor last seen off NJ coast is safe

CAPE MAY, N.J. - September 3, 2011

The parents of 23-year-old Falcon A. Riley had sent the Coast Guard an email Thursday saying they had not been able to contact the Maryland resident, who had last been seen at Cape May on Aug. 25.

Riley has been sailing alone for several weeks aboard a green-and-white 30-foot Hunter sailboat.

Coast Guard officials soon learned Riley had been in Wildwood on Tuesday and told a store owner he was leaving for Cape Cod, Mass., that day. They later located a friend who said Riley had told him he would be out of touch for about a week until he reaches Cape Cod.

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