Coast Guard, partners continue to search for possible persons in the water off of Golden Gate Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard, National Park Service, and local agency personnel continue to search for possible people in the water off the sailing vessel Alma in the vicinity of Yellow Bluff, near the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Coast Guard used information from the vessel’s Emergency Personal Indicator Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and vessel operator’s personal GPS tracker to narrow the search area and determine vessel departed the Grand St. Marina in Alameda, Sunday evening, with the intent to sail to Hawaii.

Rescue crews from the Coast Guard Station Golden Gate and Coast Guard Cutter Sockeye are focusing their efforts to the North and Central San Francisco Bay.

All marine traffic has been asked to keep a sharp lookout for any persons in the water. The public is also asked if they have any information on the Alma or its operator to contact Sector San Francisco Command Center at 415-399-3520.

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