Coast Guard Suspends Search for Dr. Jim Gray

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for Dr. Jim Gray at 5:30 p. m. today.

After four solid days of searching an area of over 132,000 square miles in optimal search conditions, Coast Guard search and rescue units found no trace of Dr. Jim Gray or his vessel the ‘Tenacious’. The search area that originally covered the area between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Farallon Islands based on his reported plans, was ultimately expanded to over 300 miles offshore, past the California – Oregon border, and south to the Channel Islands. Coast Guard units based as far south as Los Angeles and as far North as Humboldt Bay were used in the search.

“The decision to suspend a search is never an easy one and our hearts and thoughts are with Dr. Gray’s family and friends during this time. Although this search is suspended, if new information arises, it will be investigated,” says Captain David Swatland, Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Sector San Francisco.

Communications with California marinas and harbor masters as well as a notice to mariners will continue through Sunday evening. Anyone with information that could lead to the location of Dr. Gray or his vessel “Tenacious” is urged to contact the Coast Guard at 415-399-3547.

Information on this case can be found at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco website.

 Capt. David Swatland, deputy sector commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, speaks to media during a press conference held here. Swatland discussed search efforts and plans relating to the missing boater Jim Gray off the coast of San Francisco. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Brian N. Leshak

SAN FRANCISCO – Capt. David Swatland, deputy sector commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco, speaks to media during a press conference held here. Swatland discussed search efforts and plans relating to the missing boater Jim Gray off the coast of San Francisco.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Brian N. Leshak

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