Coast Guard continues to support Mexican Navy in search for missing 7

11th Coast Guard District News
ALAMEDA, Calif. — A U.S. Coast Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft completed a 300 square-mile search grid in the Sea of Cortez near Isla San Luis, Mexico, Thursday as part of the overall search effort for seven people missing from a charter fishing boat that sank there over the weekend. No sign of the missing fishermen was found.

The Sacramento-based long-range search and rescue plane was requested by the Mexican Navy who is coordinating the search. The Coast Guard will again fly from Sacramento, Calif. to conduct another search Friday.

The Coast Guard has searched approximately 1,400 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. The 11th District’s commander Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo has also been in communications with the Mexican Navy’s Region 4 commandant, Vice Adm. Eduardo Villa Valenzuela, as part of the international response.

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