Coast Guard locates capsized boat, recovers 3 bodies

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard located a capsized 24-foot recreational boat near Santa Cruz Island, Calif., about 1 p.m. Sunday.

At approximately 9 a.m., a family member of one of the four men aboard the boat reported the group missing to the Channel Islands Harbor Patrol. CIHP contacted the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach command center to initiate the search and rescue case.

The Coast Guard launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Channel Islands Harbor, the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut, and a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles to search for the men. A Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department helicopter and the Santa Cruz Island Park Rangers also assisted in the search efforts.

Three of the men’s bodies have been recovered as the search continues for the fourth missing man. None of the men were wearing lifejackets when they were recovered.

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