Coast Guard completes 1,758 square mile search over the Sea of Cortez

11th Coast Guard District NewsALAMEDA, Calif. — A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircrew completed their seventh search, a 1,758 square-mile area in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico, Monday as part of the overall search effort for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that sank there Sunday, July 3.

No signs of the missing fishermen were found during the search.

The Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento-based long-range search and rescue plane was requested by the Mexican Navy who is coordinating the search. The Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct another search Tuesday.

The Coast Guard has searched approximately 5,358 square miles of ocean and land since the Mexican Navy requested assistance in search efforts.

The 11th Coast Guard District’s search and rescue coordinators and Mexican Navy search mission coordinators have continued to share knowledge, calculations and other resources as they plan for future search operations.

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