Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman in La Jolla

A capsized 25-foot boat rests on the rocks at Windansea Beach, in La Jolla, San Diego on November 10, 2016. Five men were onboard the vessel when it capsized November 9, 2016, and four were rescued. Authorities are searching for the fifth man. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman/released)

A capsized 25-foot boat rests on the rocks at Windansea Beach, in La Jolla, San Diego on November 10, 2016.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman)

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard has suspended its active search, pending further developments, at 5:24 p.m., Thursday, for a missing fisherman off the coast of La Jolla, California.

Multiple rescue crews searched more than 204 square miles with no sign of the missing man.

At approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report that five men fishing for lobster at Windansea Beach, in La Jolla, had been caught in the surf after their 25-foot boat capsized. Four fishermen were rescued by lifeguards and one remained missing. The rescued four were reported to be wearing lifejackets.

Searching were crews from:

  • Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter
  • Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter
  • Coast Guard Station San Diego 45-foot Response boat-medium
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Sea Otter
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Petrel
  • Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations aircraft
  • San Diego Sheriff’s Office
  • San Diego Fire Department
  • San Diego Lifeguards

Some of the rescued men were taken to Scripps Memorial hospital, in La Jolla, then released.

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