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Four Missing in San Francisco Coastal Waters, Two are Children

By Kelly Ni
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 25, 2013 Last Updated: February 26, 2013
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In this stock photo, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter flies over water. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is the helicopter being used in the search of 4 missing in San Francisco's waters. (U.S. Coast Guard)

In this stock photo, a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter flies over water. The MH-65 Dolphin helicopter is the helicopter being used in the search of 4 missing in San Francisco's waters. (U.S. Coast Guard)

Two adults on a 29-foot sailboat with two children under 8 years old are missing in San Francisco’s waters, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

They contacted the Coast Guard on Feb.24 at 4:20 p.m local time with their radio and said that their boat was taking in water and their boat’s electronics were failing.

One hour and ten minutes later, they told the Coast Guard that they had to abandon ship. They left their boat and the Coast Guard lost communication with them.

“The crew may have possibly made it into a make-shift life raft,” the Coast Guard reported. The Coast Guard thinks that the boat may be named “Charmblow.”

They were sailing off the coast of Pillar Point in SF, and were 65 miles from the coast when they radioed the Coast Guard.

An urgent Marine Information Broadcast was made. A helicopter, search and rescue aircraft, a motor lifeboat, and a patrol boat are searching for the missing four.

“Coast Guard crews have conducted several searches of the area with no results,” according to the press release.

They will be adding more air and boat rescue mission crews in the search.

The Coast Guard said that anyone with any information should call them immediately at (415)-399-3547

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