Coast Guard assists in search for missing man off Santa Barbara coast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Coast Guard and Santa Barbara rescuers are searching for a missing man off the coast in Santa Barbara.

The man was last seen on his sailboat which capsized about 200 yards off Leadbetter Beach just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

The empty boat washed ashore about 20 minutes later.

The U.S. Coast Guard along with Santa Barbara Fire Departments and Harbor Patrol are using helicopters and rescue boats to search for the man through the night.

The National Weather service has issued a small craft advisory for the Southern California coast and expects surf as high as nine feet through Thursday.

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2 Comments

  1. LONCHAMPT MARTINE says:

    COULD YOU GIVE ME THE NAME OF THE SAILING MAN MISSING ON THE BEACH OF SANTA BARBARA
    I AM NO QUIET BECAUSE I THINK, it is the soon in law of my daughter jennifer keppi who lives in tours in france
    if you know his name can you confirm ?

  2. cgnews says:

    I don’t have access to that information. You could try contacting the 11th Coast Guard District Public Affairs Los Angeles Detachment. They are the ones who issued the initial story. Their website is http://www.uscglosangeles.com/go/site/834/
    Click on the Questions/Comments tab and then submit inquiry.