Coast Guard suspends search for survivors of sunken boat near Santa Cruz Island

Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal file photo

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard suspended their search for survivors aboard the dive vessel Conception Tuesday following a search that began Monday.

In total, Coast Guard assets searched for 23 hours covering approximately 160 square miles.

The Coast Guard utilized the following assets throughout the search:

  • (4) Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco’s Forward Operating Base Point Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews
  • (2) Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews
  • (1) Coast Guard Air Station San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal, an 87-foot Patrol Boat homeported in Corona Del Mar

The Coast Guard will continue working alongside partner agencies throughout the recovery and investigation phases.


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