Coast Guard suspends search for possible distress near Del Mar

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard suspended the search for possible people in distress related to debris found nine miles west of Del Mar, Calif., Friday evening.

A Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew searched for two and a half hours, covering approximately 50 square miles.

A boater alerted the Coast Guard to a sailboat mast and sail floating offshore just before 1 p.m., which prompted the search for any possible people in distress.

Active search operations were suspended at 6:30 p.m., pending any further information.

If anyone has knowledge of an overdue vessel or missing persons who could be related to this search, please contact the Joint Harbor Operations Center at 619-278-7031.

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