Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a missing man Monday in Indian Slough near Discovery Bay, after a man was reported missing Sunday morning.

The Coast Guard crews searched approximately 487 square nautical miles over the course of 27 hours.

Missing is Efferin Cruz, a man in his mid 30’s, approximately 5’6″ and 185 pounds.

Cruz entered the water when the small, inflatable craft he was in popped.

At approximately 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders received a report of a person in the water in Indian Slough.

A Coast Guard Station Rio Vista 29-foot Response Boat-Small and a Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter arrived on scene at approximately 5:05 a.m. and began searching. Costa County Sherriff’s personnel are also assisting in the search for the individual.

A Coast Guard Station Rio Vista Auxiliary boatcrew relieved the RB-S and Dolphin crews around 9:40 a.m. to continue the search.

Coast Guard crews searched throughout the day Sunday until approximately 6:40 p.m., where crews temporarily suspended the search for the night.

At approximately 6:15 a.m. a Dolphin crew arrived on scene to commence a final first light search.

The Coast Guard search efforts were suspended Monday morning.


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