Coast Guard Searching for Missing Sailboat With Two People Onboard

SAN FRANCISCO, Calf. – The Coast Guard is continuing an aggressive search effort for the sailing vessel “Daisy” and its two adult male occupants. All available Coast Guard search and rescue units, as well as assets belonging to partner agencies, are searching the waters just outside the Golden Gate Bridge where the vessel was last seen at 1 p.m. Saturday, and have extended their search to the surrounding area. Units include an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat, and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat. Mobile units are searching the shoreline and marinas as far south as Monterrey.

The Coast Guard is investigating all inbound and outbound San Francisco Bay vessel traffic in an attempt to gather further information on the location of the sailing vessel. Although a small amount of debris has been found in the vicinity of the search area, a connection between the debris and the sailing vessel “Daisy” has not yet been established.

The two sailors left yesterday morning from the Richardson Bay Marina to participate in a sailing race which was expected to end by 4 p.m. When the vessel failed to return later that evening, the Coast Guard launched all available assets, working with partner agencies in a coordinated search effort. The search is expected to continue through the day, pending any developments. daisy and two occupant

Any persons with information about the location of the vessel are urged to contact the Coast Guard Sector Command Center at (415) 399-3547.

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