Search for Missing Fisherman Suspended

September 10, 2018 Updated: September 10, 2018

The search for a fisherman reported missing on the night of Sept. 7, after falling off of his boat into the Pacific Ocean about two miles off the Sonoma County shore has been suspended, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The man, whose name was not available on September 9, fell off his boat, a 40-foot salmon trawler named the “Ricky Leboy,” about 7:45 p.m. on Sept, 7, said U.S. Coast Guard Lt., Athena Stricker. The man was not wearing a life vest, and it wasn’t certain how he fell into the water, Stricker said.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter joined a 47-foot Coast Guard vessel in the initial search, and a Coast Guard helicopter later took over for the CHP’s air unit.

By Sam Richards