Coast Guard suspends search for possible people in the water near Palos Verdes

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard has suspended its search for possible people in the water near Palos Verdes, Calif.,at approximately 4 p.m. The search was initiated after a capsized panga was found near Bluff Cove at about 6:30 a.m., this morning.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles, a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Station Los Angeles-Long Beach, and the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal all conducted searches of the area. Los Angeles County Fire Department and Baywatch Cabrillo aided in the water search efforts.

The U.S. Border Patrol and Palos Verdes Police Department conducted searches of the shoreline as well.

Coast Guard pollution investigators determined there was no environmental impact from the seventeen empty fuel containers recovered on the rocky beach.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has taken the lead role investigating the incident.

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