BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — Coast Guard crews have rescued three people and are searching for a man who went missing after a fishing boat capsized off Northern California.
The Coast Guard said it received a distress call from the 54-foot vessel named Miss Hailee around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
When a helicopter crew reached an area about 30 miles north of Bodega Bay, they located two men and a woman in the water and hoisted them aboard the aircraft.
Crews were told a fourth man believed to be wearing a life jacket was missing. They stayed in the area searching for him and received assistance from good Samaritans aboard a tugboat named Cochise.
The Coast Guard suspended their search for the missing man after covering approximately 368 square miles over the course of approximately 16 hours, according to officials.
“The decision to suspend a search is extremely difficult and our thoughts are with the missing man and his family at this time,” said Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Commander Capt. Marie Byrd in a released statement.