Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Deputies Searching For Missing Boater In East Naples

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing boater along the coastline of the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in East Naples.
Charles Guarino, 54, was last seen around 9 a.m. Saturday after a family member dropped him off at the Shell Island Road canoe launch in Rookery Bay. Guarino brought a silver metal canoe, along with a tent, camping supplies and his cell phone.

He did not specify what island he intended to paddle to or how long he intended to stay out.

His family has not been able to make contact with him. They reported him missing Wednesday.

Detectives said Guarino is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 215 pounds with a white beard.  

Anyone with information about Guarino’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9339.