Coast Guard suspends search for overdue boater from Pillar Point

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a man whose recreational vessel was found capsized off the coast of Ano Nuevo State Park, Calif., on Friday morning.

The 64-year old man was reported missing by his son when he did not return after departing from the Pillar Point Marina in an 18-foot white recreational boat on Wednesday.

Crews aboard 47-foot Motor Lifeboats from Coast Guard Stations Golden Gate and Monterey, two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station San Francisco, a HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Air Station Sacramento, the Coast Guard Cutter TERN, an 87-foot coastal patrol boat homeported in San Francisco, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department fixed wing aircraft and two small boats, and the Pillar Point Harbor Master all responded to the search for the man. The Coast Guard Auxiliary also assisted in a shore-side search that stretched from Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz.

Responding units searched more than 3,800 square nautical miles of water, an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island.

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