The daughter of a Roseville man who went missing in Tomales Bay Monday when a fishing boat he was on capsized is pleading with rescue crews to resume their search.
Fifty-two-year-old father of five Sergey Golubyatnikov was one of three people on a small aluminum boat early Monday morning. Another yet-to-be identified man who was on that boat swam to a rock and was later rescued. The third man, 55-year-old Ananai Malinovskiy was found in the water, dead.
The news of her father’s friends brought both horror and hope to Sergey’s daughter Fanai. She said she knew her dad had a chance of surviving.
“I know there’s hope because they haven’t found his (Sergey’s) body yet so that means he’s alive,” Sergey’s daughter Fanai Golubyatnikov said.
Fanai told FOX40 her father was an experienced swimmer, fisherman and runner who worked as a dentist at the Folsom State Prison for the past 20 years. Contrary to reports claiming the three men were not wearing life vests at the time their boat capsized, Fanai said her mother packed three life vests for them and she believed her father was wearing one, along with a wet suit.
The U.S. Coast guard confirmed to FOX40 that the search for Sergey, lead by the National Park Service, was suspended Tuesday afternoon at around 3 p.m.
As of late Tuesday night, the National Park Service had not returned FOX40’s call about whether or not they planned to resume the search Wednesday morning.
“I know people are saying they want to quit and give up but he’s still out there so please don’t … we still need him. He has five kids and I know he’s out there so please don’t stop looking.” Fanai said.