Coast Guard crews continue to assist Mexican Navy in search

11th Coast Guard District NewsALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard aircrews and Mexican Navy crews continue to search for survivors from charter fishing vessel that sank Sea of Cortez, near Isla San Luis, Mexico, at approximately 2:30, Sunday morning.

Mexican authorities have reported that there are 36 people accounted for and eight are still missing. Search crews have yet to locate anybody in the water.

The San Diego-based Coast Guard H-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew has covered more than 42 miles of water, flying at an altitude of 300 feet. A relief crew has been brought in to continue the search effort. The on scene weather is overcast with water temperatures about 84 degrees.

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