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#1 xlr8111

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:59 PM

Ed was my manager at AG Edwards in Essex CT
He loved sailing. He was keeping his sailboat in Charleston for the winter. He was down there for New Years. He went missing sometime during the night Dec 31st
Ed is a great guy. I hope he is found safe.
If anyone knows anything about where he is call the CPD. See the story on home page

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:15 PM

Daughter who lives in Charleston saw him on the 24th and invited him for Christmas dinner, but he had other plans. Yesterday she got a call from a Detective with CPD.  His boat and bicycle were not secured when he was supposed to be flying home to CT to meet with a client.  We all hope that Ed is found safe somewhere, but it's not sounding good... Not the kind of guy to ever leave his boat unlocked, although he was supposedly having some work done on it.  And not the kind of guy to go off on a bender.  Very straight, buttoned up and down sort; with many, many dear friends here in CT...



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:56 PM

Very nice man. Sailed with him many years ago. Sad to hear of the loss, best wishes to family and friends.
CJ.
I hope he is found.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:01 AM

Ed is a great guy who was living the dream.  Here in his home town we are all praying that he did the un-Ed thing and disappeared on his own.  Please pass his picture on to anyone you know in the boating community down south.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:02 PM

Sure hope he turns up; his girlfriend is beside herself.  Daughter had drinks with him in Charleston just a couple weeks ago.  He set up a really nice home office in his Northeast 400, Fresh Breeze, so he could work from the boat this winter rather than the office in frozen CT.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:05 PM

I was in and around City Marina all weekend and didn't hear anything about this. Kinda creepy now that I look back. The current rips through there and there are lots of underwater obstacles in the marina(s) 

 

Hoping for the best... 



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

Daughter said there was no Coast Guard helicopter??  Here on the lower CT River, they are immediately searching when report of missing boater...



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:25 PM

Daughter said there was no Coast Guard helicopter??  Here on the lower CT River, they are immediately searching when report of missing boater...

I did see the CG heli flying around. The station is 1/2 mile down river from the marina. Not sure where the heli flies out of but still it was up this weekend. 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

Daughter got a call from friend who works at the marina.  Sounds like Eds brother is there, and possibly planning a memorial service in Charleston?



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:18 PM

Very sad story.

 

Does anyone know Ed's daughter's name and whether or not she's still in Charleston?



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:21 AM

This just in... :(



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:28 AM

very sad, a long time since he went missing !



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 11:34 AM

Thanks Timo, but it's been 8 months, so doubtful, in my mind?  If it is Ed, hopefully this will bring some closure for the family.  When I met his sister outside the Black Seal Restaurant this spring, she clearly believed that he would turn up somewhere alive...   Very sad, Ed was living the dream sailing his Northeast 400 complete with fully functional stock brokers office onboard...



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

Thanks Timo, but it's been 8 months, so doubtful, in my mind?  If it is Ed, hopefully this will bring some closure for the family.  When I met his sister outside the Black Seal Restaurant this spring, she clearly believed that he would turn up somewhere alive...   Very sad, Ed was living the dream sailing his Northeast 400 complete with fully functional stock brokers office onboard...

 

Saw the post above mine, thought wtf? spammer or something?  Googled the particulars and that popped up, thought it was worth a mention,



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Very sad story.

 

Does anyone know Ed's daughter's name and whether or not she's still in Charleston?

 

I don't believe Ed had any children.  I was referring to my daughter in the post above yours.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:56 PM

They confirmed the body found this weekend was Ed.  I hope things brings closure to his family.  Very sad situation !!

 

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