North American Missing Persons Network
Lynn Sherwood Deibert

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Above Images: Deibert, circa 2007

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 4, 2007 from Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: Unknown
  • Age: 52 years
  • Height: 5'8"-6'0"; (68"-70")
  • Weight: 280-300 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Blue flotation device. Parts later found in prop.
  • AKA: Captain Deibert
  • NCIC Number: n/a
  • Case Number: M.I.S.L.E. case #336835; NamUs MP #: 8514

  • Details of Disappearance
    Pilot Boat Captain fell overboard in a witnessed event. Body was never found; court declared him dead. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector
    Field Office Atlantic City were contacted at about 11 p.m. Sunday and notified that Deibert fell into the water while attempting to board the motor vessel
    Energy Enterprise, a 645-foot U.S.-flagged freight ship bound for Baltimore. It was reported that Deibert was transferring from the pilot vessel Big Stone 5
    to the freight ship when he fell from the freight ship's ladder and into the water, reportedly 39 degrees Fahrenheit. The Coast Guard directed the launch of
    search crews aboard an HH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City, a 47-foot rescue boat and a 41-foot rescue boat from Station Cape
    May, N.J., and a 41-foot rescue boat from Station Indian River, Del. The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable, underway on a separate mission, was diverted to
    search the area. At first light this morning, the Coast Guard directed the launch of another Air Station Atlantic City crew for whatwould be the third
    helicopter sortie. An Air Station Elizabeth City,N.C., HC-130 Hercules long-range aircraft was also directed to launch this morning. Following the early-morning
    helicopter search, the crews aboard the HC-130 Hercules aircraft and the Cutter Dependable searched until about 2:20 p.m. In all, Coast Guard crews
    conducted 13 search sorties over a period of more than 14 hours in their search for Deibert. It was reported that Deibert was wearing a personal flotation
    device when he entered the water. Witnesses to the accident reportedly threw three life rings into the water. On-scene weather at the time of accident was
    reported as 20-25 knot winds, 6-foot seas and clear visibility. The Big Stone 5 is enroute Lewes, Del., for further examination at a dock. The Energy
    Enterprise continued enroute Baltimore and is scheduled to be met by investigators from Coast Guard Sector Baltimore for inspection and crew interviews.
    The cause of the accident is under investigation by Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    United States Coast Guard
    Chief Investigations Mike Kaszuba
    (215) 271-4861

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