Public Affairs Detachment San Diego
U.S. Coast Guard
Date: April 29, 2012
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard rescue crews continue their search for the missing crewmember of the sailboat Aegean, west of the Coronado Islands, Mexico, April 29, 2012.
Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter have searched throughout the night. A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter search and rescue crew rejoined the search this morning.
The Coast Guard, along with the Mexican navy and civilian volunteers searched more than 500-square miles since the search began Saturday morning following reports of boat debris near the Coronado Islands. Three of the four crewmembers from the Aegean were found dead during Saturday's search. The sailboat was participating in a Newport Beach, Calif., to Ensenada, Mexico regatta.
"Our Coast Guard members feel for the family and friends of these sailors and we continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers," said Capt. Sean Mahoney, Commander, Sector San Diego.
Coast Guard investigators have not determined a cause for the incident. An investigation into the tragedy continues.
Please click on the image below for video of the search and rescue mission.
SAN DIEGO – U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue crews continue their search for the missing
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