The Patrick McDermott Story
Patrick Kim McDermott is half-Korean, and was adopted from Korea by an American couple.
McDermott had previously filed for bankruptcy and had received a court order to pay overdue child support to his former wife, actress Yvette Nipar.
Nipar and McDermott were married on March 1, 1992 when Nipar was four months pregnant.
They divorced 15 months later on June 30, 1993.
He disappeared from a fishing charter boat off San Pedro, California, on June 30, 2005.
The 48-year-old McDermott was a passenger on the fishing boat Freedom which had left from the San Pedro marina for an overnight fishing trip.
The 22 passengers and three crew members on board gave contradicting reports of his whereabouts both during and at the conclusion of the trip.
His absence was apparently unnoticed until July 6, 2005, when he failed to attend a family event.
His body has never been recovered.
While there may not be too many people who will mourn for Patrick, it would be nice for his adopted parents relatives and his son to just let people know that he is OK.
A short televised exclusive with an obscure TV reporter should be all that is required to satisfy everyone involved.