Coast Guard ends search for possible missing person in the water near Rancho Palos Verdes

Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopterSAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard ended their search for a possible person in the water near Trump National Golf Course, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Tuesday.

The search was suspended after a body matching the description of the person who was reported missing in the water was located and recovered approximately 100 yards away from the location where he was reported missing.

The individual was described to be a male in his mid-twenties wearing black shorts, black shoes with multiple tattoos all over his body.

A good Samaritan notified watchstanders at Coast Guard  Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center of a possible missing person in the water at 6:53 p.m., Monday.

Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach launched a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Station Los Angeles-Long Beach to search for the missing person.

Coast Guard units and local agencies that assisted with the search:

  • A MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu, Calif.
  • Coast Guard Cutter Halibut, home-ported in Marina Del Rey, Calif.
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • Baywatch Redondo
  • Baywatch Cabrillo

The Coast Guard urges mariners to always:

  • Stay Informed – The public should be aware of weather conditions and monitor the progress and strength of currents through local television, radio and internet. Check the current and expected weather and water conditions before heading out, and be aware that weather conditions can quickly change.
  • Wear life jackets while on the water.
  • File a float plan with friends, family members and local marinas before heading out. The list should include the number of passengers aboard the vessel, vessel’s destination and expected time of return.
  • Always have a working marine-band radio on board.
  • Carry marine flares on board the vessel.
  • Ensure bilge pumps are operational and vessels are secure for heavy winds and rain.

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