Coast Guard searching for possible missing boaters near Santa Cruz Island

65 Point MuguLOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard is searching for three possible missing boaters near Santa Cruz Island, Wednesday.

At 8 p.m., Tuesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor received a call from a woman, reporting that her husband had left out of Ventura Harbor with two other boaters, the owner/operator and his wife, Saturday, October 8, 2016. She reported that they were heading to Santa Cruz Island in the 35-foot sailing vessel, Tenacious and were scheduled to return Tuesday.

The Coast Guard Command Center in Los Angeles – Long Beach immediately launched a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu, along with the Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip, homeported in Channel Islands Harbor to search for the missing boaters.

The passenger was last in contact with his wife on Sunday around 4:30 p.m.

If anyone has any information, please contact the Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles Command Center at (310) 521-3805.

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